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NJPA Endorses the Statement of APA President in Response to Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio
The New Jersey Psychological Association is horrified and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in the most recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Our hearts go out to all the families directly impacted by this senseless violence. We fully endorse the statement issued by the American Psychological Association President Rosie Phillips Davis, PhD for its clear and direct application of psychological principles to the terrible problem of mass shootings. The statement addresses the impact and spread of racist ideas and rhetoric, the harmful mental health consequences of racism, and the stigmatization that occurs when mental illness is routinely blamed for gun violence. Finally, the statement calls for a focus on evidence based solutions for this problem. Below you will find resources for people who are suffering distress in the aftermath of mass shootings, and read the Statement of APA President in Response to Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio. read more...

The New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) Celebrates Pride Month and the Progress Against the Oppression of Homophobia it Represents for Members of the LGBTQI+ Community 

NJPA is committed to advancing a scientific perspective to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and beyond (LGBTQI+) people, of increasing understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity as aspects of human diversity, and of reducing stigma, prejudice, discrimination and violence toward LGBTQI+ people.  NJPA endorses the American Psychological Association’s efforts to bring the best and most current research to bear on the most significant issues and questions confronting LGBTQI+ people and society at large.  In honor of Pride Month, NJPA is sharing various helpful resources to help children and families celebrate who they are, reduce stress and anxiety, and navigate challenging experiences.  read more...

Our legislation #A5307: NJ Licensing Act Legislation passed the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee by a vote 7-0!   

NJPA STATEMENT:  Addressing the mental health needs of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and detainees. 

2019 Mental Health Stakeholder Forum

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