Get Involved

How to Get Involved in the Mental Health Section

Make the Mental Health Section one of your two member sections when you join APHA or renew your APHA membership. You’ll join 1,500 colleagues from diverse disciplines who are committed to developing, fostering and advocating for Mental Health through research, policy, practice and, education. We offer opportunities to students, early career, seasoned and senior professionals and advocates.

Dedicate some time to help out and promote our Section and its mission. Opportunities include outreach to Section members, reviewing abstracts to be presented at the APHA Annual Meeting, assisting with the Section meetings and activities before and during the Annual Meeting, participating in MH advocacy activities, developing policy statements affecting Mental Health, and many more! Contact our membership coordinators for more details.

Submit your abstract to present at the APHA Annual Meeting where you can share your research with a wide audience. The MH Section program is designed to address compelling issues that affect the public's mental health. The 2018 Call for Abstracts opens in mid-December, with deadlines usually in mid-February.

Follow us on twitter APHA members can join our Facebook group We’re expanding and improving our social media content. Check in to stay current on mental health policy and research.

Short on time? You can still be more involved in our Section:

Respond to an advocacy alert.
Post field-related information or opportunities on twitter or Facebook. 
Encourage a colleague to join the Mental Health Section.
Review abstracts.
Join a committee (communications, policy and advocacy, membership, etc.)