Sunday, September 23, 2018

We are excited about our upcoming conference and stellar line up of speakers invited by our president-elect, Godehard Oepen, MD.   We’ll begin with a Mardi Gras-themed reception at the Mobile Carnival Museum on Friday night, Oct. 26, with the conference following on Saturday, Oct. 27.   The conference will provide approximately 7.5 hours of instruction and will feature a resident/student poster contest.   Thanks to a grant from the American Psychiatric Association meeting registration […]

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NAMIWalks is celebrating its 16th anniversary with its largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country.   APPA is proud to be a sponsor of 2018 NAMIWalks Alabama, which raises awareness of mental illness and raises funds to help individuals and families in our region. This year’s theme focuses on breaking the stigma of mental illness, and will be in Montgomery at the Wynton Blount Cultural Park on Saturday, Sept. […]

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Montgomery – Every year, mental health organizations and individuals in the United States and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.   Alabama Department of Mental Health Commissioner Lynn Beshear authored a recent Op-Ed, “Suicide is Just a Number until it’s Someone You Love,” discussing the need for suicide prevention […]

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The Health Resources and Services Administration will host a Behavior Health Virtual Job Fair on Oct. 17 from 5:45 – 9:15 p.m.   HRSA Virtual Job Fairs are online recruitment events that connect career-seeking clinicians with hiring health care organizations. This Virtual Job Fair will be specifically for behavioral health professionals.   Learn more at

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We are happy to introduce Meghan Martin as our new director. She is responsible for the overall management of the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association including membership recruitment and retention, and meeting planning. She comes to us from the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa where she specialized in sales and event management.   Meghan received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and public relations from Troy University. Her experience will be a welcomed asset to our […]

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With a few exceptions, our laws are written by people with little to no experience in mental health. Decisions made by the 140 members of the Alabama House and Senate directly impact our patients’ lives. We can choose to not get involved hope for the best, or we can take an active role in shaping state health policy. The Alabama Medical PAC (ALAPAC) helps elect candidates to office whom we can work with on the […]

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