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About the Foundation

There is no health without mental health. The APA Foundation is working in your community to provide the support and resources we all need to prioritize mental wellbeing where you live, learn, work, worship, and play.

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Backed by the medical expertise of the APA and industry-leading strategic partners, we administer community-changing programs, public education campaigns, grants, and awards aimed at increasing mental health literacy, connecting individuals to needed care, and shifting attitudes toward mental health.

Our Mission

Promote the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Our Vision

A mentally healthy nation for all – where we live, learn, work, worship, and play.

Our Impact

  • 2,000+
    Early career psychiatrists have been trained by the APA Foundation's Fellowship program since its inception in 1968.
  • 150K
    Employees have been impacted in the Notice. Talk. Act.® at Work program in the last year.
  • 99%
    Reduction in major mental health events recorded by schools trained in Notice. Talk. Act.® at School.

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    Partner with Us

    Collaborating with the APA Foundation brings your organization's expertise and influence together with our mission to exponentially increase collective impact. Learn how we work with our partners to create a mentally healthy nation.

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    Impact Report

    In 2023, APAF focused efforts on launching a first-of-its-kind national public awareness campaign, expanded Notice. Talk. Act.® at School to full no-cost, national availability, increased our fellowship program size, and so much more. Learn about the APA Foundation’s full 2023 Impact.

Library & Archives

The history of American psychiatry lives in the Melvin Sabshin, M.D., Library and Archives. Visit online or in person today.

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