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DEA National RX Take Back Day

By Anthony Kassir
10/22/2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10:00am to 2:00pm DEA National RX Take Back Day is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted, unused medications. To take advantage of this take back day, please go to DEA.gov to find a location near your home. thank you. ... read more


CA DEDICATES $20 M FOR “988” HOTLINE

By Anthony Kassir
09/04/2021

From the California Department of Healthcare Services September 3, 2021 announcement Source: California State Association of Psychiatrists newsletter Volume 1, Issue 35 CALIFORNIA DEDICATES $20 MILLION TO SUPPORT NEW MENTAL HEALTH “988” CRISIS HOTLINE SACRAMENTO - The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) today announced it will invest $20 million in California’s network of emergency ... read more


Strengthening Behavioral Health Parity Act passed by Congress

By Anthony Kassir
12/23/2020

[From the APA] APA applauds Congress for taking a crucial step forward in our efforts to ensure patients have access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment just like any other form of medical care. On December 21st, Congress passed an end of the year package that included H.R 7539, the Strengthening Behavioral Health ... read more


Nominate your Distinguished Colleagues! (New deadline)

By Anthony Kassir
11/02/2019

OCPS Presents... Orange County's Most Distinguished Psychiatrist Recognition Award The Orange County Psychiatric Society is currently seeking nominations to honor outstanding psychiatrists who have advanced care, research, and education in the region. NEW DEADLINE! Nominations must be submitted by December 27, 2019. Anyone may nominate a physician whom they believe to merit consideration. Nominators do not ... read more


Association Between Mass Shootings, Mental Illness Not Supported By Research

By Anthony Kassir
08/07/2019

From APA Headlines, August 6, 2019: The Washington Post (8/5, Wan, Bever) reports that according to research, mental illness is not to blame for America’s mass shootings. In a 2018 report of active shooters, the FBI “found that 25 percent of active shooters had been diagnosed with a mental illness. And of those diagnosed, only three shooters ... read more


Most Distinguished Psychiatrists

By Anthony Kassir
06/21/2019

We are pleased to announce, Dr. Edward Kaufman was announced as the recipient of the 2019 Psychiatrist of the Year award. Other OCPS members recognized as Most Distinguished Psychiatrists for 2019 include Drs. Barton Blinder, Robert Bota, Vivien Chan, Douglas Kahn, Matthew Koury, Deena McRae, Charles Nguyen, Thai Trung, and Michael Wolf. ... read more


Congratulations are due (updated)

By Anthony Kassir
06/21/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Comeau, who is the recipient fo the the 2019 Bill Callahan, M.D., Memorial Advocacy Award. Also, we recognize Drs. Anish Dube and Richard Granese, who were elected to positions APA Representative and APA Deputy Representative, respectively. ... read more


More "Latest News"

By Anthony Kassir
05/23/2019

Latest news can also be found at the American Psychiatric Association website. Click on the "Read More" button to view this post with links to APA pages: Newsroom, Blogs, and Psychiatric News. You may also wish to visit the APA's Facebook page. ... read more


DEA National Drug Take Back Day

By Anthony Kassir
10/20/2018

Edited from DEA announcement: On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold its 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  Held on the last Saturday of April and October of every year, this national event addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 ... read more


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DEA National RX Take Back Day

Oct 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10:00am to 2:00pm DEA National RX Take Back Day is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted, unused medications. To take advantage of this

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CA DEDICATES $20 M FOR “988” HOTLINE

Sep 04, 2021
From the California Department of Healthcare Services September 3, 2021 announcement Source: California State Association of Psychiatrists newsletter Volume 1, Issue 35 CALIFORNIA DEDICATES $20 MILLION TO SUPPORT

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Strengthening Behavioral Health Parity Act passed by Congress

Dec 23, 2020
[From the APA] APA applauds Congress for taking a crucial step forward in our efforts to ensure patients have access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment

Read More