WASHINGTON, D.C., May 25, 2021 – One year ago today, George Floyd died at the hands of the police. His murder forced overdue conversations about the structural racism in the very roots of our nation. It also caused many to examine what was once considered business as usual.
The American Psychiatric Association and psychiatry were forced to confront our own past, and to examine how racism had entwined itself into our current operations, and how racism was impacting our patients on a daily basis. We began important conversations and took actions to reform our organization and to help our member psychiatrists better serve Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) patients.
Today we mourn the loss of Mr. Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the many others who have died as a result of structural racism. We...Read More