APA Campaign to Change Direction!

Join the APA Campaign to Change Direction!

Article Provided by Anitra Fay, PhD

The American Psychological Association (APA) is happy to announce a campaign to change the perception of mental health. By so doing, barriers to an individual’s recognizing a need for and obtaining services can be reduced. The May 2015 issue of the American Psychological Association Monitor describes the campaign as one inspired by the 2013 White House National Conference on Mental Health following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

Companies and individuals are encouraged to pledge participation in the campaign to raise awareness among others in your sphere regarding symptoms of struggling and helping to erase the stigma too often associated with seeking help.

To date, over 100 companies and organizations have pledged to spread the word through their influence. Companies and individuals can pledge their support of reaching out to others through this link; http://www.changedirection.org/make-a-pledge/#pledges

The full article, including the endorsement by First Lady Michelle Obama, can be found here:

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2015/05/change-direction.aspx