January 19, 2022
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APA Foundation joins effort to end mental health stigma

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The American Psychiatric Association Foundation has joined the Mental Health Coalition to further efforts in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness, according to an organizational release.

“Unaligned, each of our groups does important, positive work with its own audiences and constituencies. But in coalition, we bring these constituencies together and discover a power to be harnessed that can have a more widespread impact,” APA Foundation Executive Director Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq. said.

“The Mental Health Coalition, with its reach into the corporate and entertainment communities, brings the expertise of mental health leaders like ourselves to a new front in the war on stigma, and will help us change peoples’ minds.”

Having joined a network of 50 mental health organizations and creative partners, APAF will work alongside coalition members to develop effective strategies for fighting mental health stigma, assist in the creation of materials for its resource library and contribute to educational materials found within its knowledge bank.