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Community Health

In every program and initiative we back, we focus on the pressure points of community mental health, reaching as many people as possible by connecting with them where they learn, work, live and pray.


Where You Live

Our community-based programs reach underserved groups through their faith leaders, medical students in their local schools, and local mental health experts and organizations. Our impact is amplified when we partner with community leaders and support local mental health education initiatives, allowing us to be a national organization with a finger on the pulse of local community mental health.

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  • Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health
  • Helping Hands Grants
  • Faith Based Guide
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Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health

Recognizing outstanding psychiatrists, health professionals, mental health programs and community organizations that have undertaken innovative, supportive efforts.


Helping Hands Grants

While mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income level, a heightened need exists for improved mental health education and assistance in under-served communities.


Faith Based Guide

Fostering education, awareness and compassion so faith leaders can best support their congregations' mental health needs.


Other Impact Areas

At the APA Foundation, we focus on the nation's most pressing social mental health issues across our society.

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By providing resources to teachers, we can help connect millions of children affected by mental illness to care.

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We provide employers with what they need to effectively support the mental health of employees and families.

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The U.S. correctional system is the nation's top provider of inpatient psychiatric care. We need to change that.

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What's Happening at the APA Foundation

Keep up with the latest APA Foundation mental health news, events, and volunteer opportunities.

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Partner Blog Post: Mental Health Needs in a Pandemic: Resources for our Students

"In the past, schools would simply be expected to do more with fewer resources. ...

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APA Foundation Adopts A DC School

Through a DCPS initiative, we've adopted Takoma EC for the 2018-19 school year!

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New Data from Notice. Talk. Act.™ @ School

According to our survey of over 800 respondents, the program demonstrates overwh...

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