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June issues of American Psychiatric Association Journals cover mental health disparities and structural racism and collaborative response to behavioral health emergencies

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American Psychiatric Association

The June issues of two of the American Psychiatric Association’s journals, The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are available online.

The June issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry was released early during the APA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The issue focuses on Structural Racism and the Imperative to Eliminate Mental Health Disparities and was overseen by Crystal Barksdale, Ph.D., M.P.H. from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Features include:

The June AJP Audio podcast features Editor-in-Chief Ned Kalin discussing the special issue with Guest Editor Crystal Barksdale.

Psychiatric Services features research reports on issues related to the delivery of mental health services, especially for people with serious mental illness in community-based treatment programs. The June issue of Psychiatric Services features:


In the latest Psychiatric Services podcast From Pages to Practice, Courtney von Hippel, Ph.D., discusses burnout and negative job attitudes, and how lived experience might help provide a buffer in mental health workers.

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