APA is sponsoring a campaign this summer to promote mental health on
college campuses that will include outreach by APA staff and district branches
and state associations to media, colleges and universities, and other
Free information for the public about college mental health issues is
posted on APA's consumer Web site,<www.HealthyMinds.org>.
The campaign is part of a larger overall strategy aimed at addressing
suicide, depression, and general mental health issues on college campuses. To
carry out this work, Michelle Riba, M.D., then APA president, established the
Presidential Task Force on Mental Health on College Campuses earlier this
year. The task force is charged to do the following:
APA members interested in becoming involved in the campaign locally
should send an e-mail to Hillarie Turner, senior communications specialist in
APA's Office of Communications and Public Affairs, at
or contact their district branch or state association.