Taking a Position on Mental Health Policy

On March 14, 2017, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of Directors adopted a position paper on mental health policy entitled “Whole Health Begins with Mental Health.” Recognizing that the prevalence of mental illness and substance use disorders continues to exact a toll in our nation, APNA calls for immediate action to ensure that policies are put into place that promote a proactive approach to wellness. Since all nurses play a critical role in the mental health of our country, APNA encourages all nurses to embrace the philosophy that “whole health begins with mental health.”

Read the Position Paper