Professional News
APA Launches College Mental Health Campaign
Psychiatric News
Volume 40 Number 14 page 9-9

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 interested organizations.

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 hturner@psych.org or contact their district branch or state association.

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