July News and Notes

What’s New at the APA

  • APA released a statement in response to a Supreme Court ruling in Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina that struck down affirmative action. The statement supports a race-conscious approach to college admissions as an effective tool for assembling a diverse mental health work force. You can read the full APA statement on the affirmative action decision here.
  • The APA Foundation earned three Gold Telly Awards for an educational video promoting the Notice. Talk. Act.® program. The official award titles are Gold Telly for Social Video – Not for Profit, Gold Telly for Social Video – Social Impact, and Gold Telly for Social Video – Workplace Culture. The Telly Awards have been recognizing excellence in digital storytelling for over 15 years. You can read more about the foundation’s Gold Telly Awards here.

Visit APA’s Newsroom for the latest news releases, statements, blogs, monthly public opinion poll results, and other information.

APA Communications Update

Videos for Sharing:

APA’s Youtube channel has a plethora of mental health focused videos you can use on social media or share elsewhere. Check out our playlist of Spanish language mental health explainers:


Briefs for Your Newsletter

July Course of the Month – Anxiety Disorders Treatment: Current State and Future Promise

This course will review anxiety disorders, discuss changes as we move from DSM-5 to DSM-5 TR and any implications this may have for diagnosis of these syndromes, discuss an approach to conceptualizing how the social determinants of health and mental health may impact the treatment of anxiety disorders, discuss treatment options, evidence-based psychotherapies, the value of pharmacological strategies, and explore how new technologies may play a disruptive influence on how we recognize people at risk for developing these syndromes – potentially extending our treatment options.

Click here to access the Course of the Month and sign up for updates about this free member benefit.

One-Day Presidential Learning Immersive at APA Headquarters

Join APA President Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., and experts Smita Das, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., and Carla Marienfeld, M.D., for a learning immersive on addictions at APA headquarters on Friday, July 28. A welcome reception will be held on Thursday evening, July 27. This is the first event in the @theAPA Educational Series. If you haven’t visited APA’s new headquarters in Washington, D.C., yet, here’s your chance! Learn More.

2023 APA Annual Meeting Virtual Courses Available

These four-hour online courses are led by experts on major topics in psychiatry. They offer a comprehensive approach to learning using various formats, from interactive self-paced modules to virtual skill-building instruction featuring live case presentations and breakout groups. REGISTER HERE.

Submit Abstracts for APA’s 2024 Annual Meeting

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for APA’s 2024 Annual Meeting, which will take place May 4 to 8 in New York, N.Y. The theme of the meeting is “Confronting Addiction: From Prevention to Treatment.” Submit your ideas for general sessions, courses, and posters to the biggest psychiatric meeting of the year. LEARN MORE

Registration Now Open for 2023 Mental Health Services Conference

The Mental Health Services Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, October 12, through Saturday, October 14. Roll your sleeves up and learn, collaborate on new solutions, and network with other colleagues who care for those with mental illness. REGISTER TODAY

Explore APA’s MOORE Equity in Mental Health Activities

Registration today for APA’s 5K Run, Walk, & Roll on Saturday, July 29. This race—which can be completed in person or virtually—will raise money to support programs working to improve the mental health of young people of color. Learn about other events to be held throughout July.

Learn More & Register Today

Psychiatric News Invites Applications for Medical Editor-in-Chief

APA members who have administrative experience, are passionate about disseminating news in the field of psychiatry, and are knowledgeable about print and digital communications are invited to apply. The deadline for applications, which should include a vision statement and a curriculum vitae, is July 19, 2023.


Nominations Now Open for APA Components and Board of Trustees

APA’s success hinges on the expertise, knowledge, and input of its members. Learn more about APA leadership opportunities and nominate yourself or a colleague by Tuesday, August 15, for component service and Friday, September 1, for the Board of Trustees. LEARN MORE

Nominations Invited for APA Awards

APA recognizes psychiatrists and mental health advocates who have made exceptional contributions to psychiatry and mental health in a range of categories. Visit the APA awards webpage for award categories and nomination criteria. LEARN MORE

Be a part of APA’s Speakers Bureau

APA is seeking members who are active and engaged in Component activities to be a part of APA’s Speaker’s Bureau. The Speaker’s Bureau is aimed at diversifying and broadening APA’s bench of public-facing experts. In addition to traditional media requests, APA has a number of other opportunities available for members who are willing to share their expertise. This includes writing blogs on important mental health topics, providing government testimony, and participation in social media events, like Twitter chats, Instagram live, and more.

Members of the APA Speaker’s Bureau, as an internal influencer group, will also be asked to amplify APA’s voice by promoting public education initiatives via social media and engaging during APA social media events.

Simply scan this QR code to access the speaker’s bureau form and add your voice.


Note: Any personal information shared is kept strictly confidential and only able to be accessed by APA Communications staff. We ask for this information so that we can get a decent picture of who our experts are and make the best match for a given opportunity. Participation in this project does not guarantee that a member will be contacted for a media interview or other public-facing opportunity.

Please contact James Carty (jcarty@psych.org) with any questions you may have.