Quality Advocacy for Psychiatry.
Welcome to the California State Association of Psychiatrists. We proudly represent approximately 1,500 psychiatrists in California dedicated to delivering the best in mental health care and emotional therapy for patients.
We are California’s largest and premier statewide psychiatric association, and the only psychiatric association in California affiliated with the American Psychiatric Association. Whether at the local, state or federal level, CSAP advocates for the policies that best serve our profession and our patients.
If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, help is available.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Call the CalHOPE Warm Line:
(833) 317-HOPE (4673)
The CalHOPE warm line connects callers to other people who have persevered through struggles with stress, anxiety, depression—emotions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The peer counselors listen with compassion, provide non-judgmental support and guide you to additional resources that can give hope and help them cope.
Worth a Read
A few articles that caught our eye this week.
The Committee on Psychotherapy for the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), has sent a letter to Department of Managed Health Care Director Mary Watanabe
The CSAP Governmental Affairs Committee recommended to the Board, and the Board concurred on, the following positions with respect to new legislation. Oppose Unless Amended: AB 236 (Holden) Health