WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Psychiatric Association (APA) President Bruce Schwartz, M.D., will be among many mental health advocates and others attending a White House Summit on Transforming Mental Health Treatment tomorrow, Dec. 19.
The summit will cover a wide range of topics, during which Dr. Schwartz will put forth the APA’s positions on several key mental health issues, including:
“In the midst of the opioid epidemic and the increasing rates of suicide, state and federal governments must come together to elevate the priority of mental health in America,” Schwartz said. “As medical leaders, we have an obligation to advocate for our patients and bring forth solutions to improving mental health care in the U.S.”
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 38,500 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information please visit www.psychiatry.org.