2002 Public Interest Advocacy
APA Committee on Aging Comments on Interim Report of the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
We look forward to a more expansive discussion in the final report to include a range of mental health issues and treatment models pertaining to older adults.
APA Policy-Related Efforts to Promote End-of-Life Care
Psychologists have a vital role in addressing the mental health aspects of the dying process, including legislation, policy development and public education.
Testimony Presented by Diane T. Marsh, PhD, Before the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
"As chair of the APA Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbance, I share your commitment to improving the lives of individuals of all ages who live with mental illness."
APA Members Address President Bush's Mental Health Commission
APA's perspective on unmet mental health needs; barriers to services; innovative treatment, services and technologies; and policy options that encourage the use of effective treatments and services.
APA Presents Statement on the Mental Health of Older Adults
Psychologists assist older persons in dealing with age-related changes, including loss of loved ones; behavioral challenges; such as medication management, incontinence, and injury prevention; and problems in daily living, such as maintaining independence.
Letter to Senators Concerning Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Reauthorization
We urge your consideration of the barriers all women, including immigrants, face as they attempt to achieve self sufficiency for their families.