ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the APA Foundation honored federal lawmakers, a journalist and a mental health activist Friday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., during the second annual American Psychiatric Excellent (APEX) awards. Roughly 240 people attended the awards luncheon.
The APEX awards celebrated those who have demonstrated the highest levels of mental health advocacy, working to improve mental health care and support all those affected by mental health and substance use disorders.
The APEX Award recipients included:
- U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), co-sponsored the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act, which was enacted in 2016 and requires Health and Human Services to report on...