First, for psychiatrists, membership in APA shows our professional identity and support for our profession. APA is the oldest medical society in the United States, the largest psychiatric organization in the world, and the nation’s leading voice on psychiatry for the medical and academic communities, government, media, and the general public. No other organization represents psychiatrists the way APA does, with its 36,000 members. We know all too well that 1 in 4 people suffers from a psychiatric disorder, and our patients and their families have to deal with social stigma as well. APA plays a key role in bringing the psychiatric community together to serve these individuals.