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The APA Foundation creates mental health literacy, connects underserved communities to the mental health care they need, and changes behaviors and attitudes toward mental health. Through our programs and grant opportunities, we are working towards a mentally healthy nation for all where you live, learn, work, worship and play.
Americans diagnosed with a mental health condition
Average number of years between onset of symptoms and diagnosis
of people who die by suicide have a preexisting mental health condition
Americans suffering from an untreated mental health condition in 2023
To promote the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities.
A mentally healthy nation for all - where we live, learn, work, worship, and play.
Notice. Talk. Act.® at School supports youth mental health by training school staff to notice early warning signs, talk about mental health, and act by connecting students to resources.
Our Justice programs build bridges between judges and psychiatrists to address the overrepresentation of individuals with mental illness in the justice system.
The Center for Workplace Mental Health provides employers with the training, tools, resources, and information needed to promote and support the mental health of employees and their families.
The APAF Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership brings faith leaders and mental health professionals together to support wellness inside and outside the sanctuary.
We know that pressure to perform at the highest level can affect the mental health of athletes and entertainers, so our Where We Play initiative connects celebrities to mental health care resources.
Through experiential learning, mentorship, and professional development, the APA Foundation Resident Fellowship Program produces psychiatrists uniquely positioned to be leaders in the field.
The APA Foundation is home to the permanent historical collection of the American Psychiatric Association. APAF's library and archives holds an array of historically significant assets dating back to the 15th century, detailing the history of the profession of psychiatry, the creation and advancement of the APA, and the key figures that have shaped the field.
Throughout 2022, APAF focused its efforts to support providers who work tirelessly day-in and day-out to provide quality care and advance research so that patients and their families can pursue treatment and recovery. To see the Foundation’s 2022 impact, download our 2022 Impact Report.