October News and Notes

What's New at the APA

APA celebrated one year since the launch of LaSaludMental.org, APA's bilingual Spanish/English portal for evidence-based information and resources on mental health and substance use disorders. Four additional pages have been added to the site since launch, with content covering  E-Cigarettes and Vaping, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).  Read more about LaSaludMental.org in English or Spanish.

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. APA recently released an animated explainer video on opioid use disorder in both English and Spanish. Check out our playlist to view and share all our Spanish language mental health videos.

Briefs for Your Newsletter

October Course of the Month – Neurobiology and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disabling serious psychiatric illness which has been increasing in prevalence in recent years. This course will describe the diagnosis, epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of PTSD, with an emphasis on evidence-based treatments.

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

Register Now for the 2023 Mental Health Services Conference 

Join hundreds of mental health professionals already registered in forging the future of collaborative care. Taking place in-person October 12-14 in Washington, D.C., this is a conference of connecting, credit earning, and collaborating for the entire care team. Don't miss out – space is limited.


Nominations open for new Council on Women's Mental Health 

APA's Board of Trustees recently approved the creation of a Council on Women's Mental Health. The council will centralize APA's work related to women's mental health and serve as a source of information, guidance, and support for other APA components. Nominations are open for APA members until Nov. 15.

Silent Storms: Unraveling Perinatal Mental Health: On-Demand Webinar Available to Enhance Care during Perinatal Period 

An On-Demand webinar is now available on the topic of mental health during the perinatal period, open to all. Viewers will learn about SMIs specific to this phase, their risk factors, and strategies for awareness and destigmatization.


@theAPA November Event:

Mark your calendars for November 17 to join us at APA Headquarters for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Update. This second event of our new immersive learning series will provide an update on the five critical domains relevant to practicing psychiatrists and primary care physicians. Don't miss this opportunity to stay informed and enhance your professional expertise. Sign up for Updates.

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 (see attached image file) 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.