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Dear colleagues, Welcome on Armenian Psychiatric Association official web page. Armenian Psychiatric Association is a nongovernmental, nonprofit, voluntary, independent organization that unites leading mental health professionals: psychiatrists, psychologists and sexopathologists.... read more»

World Mental Health Day 2016

When terrible things happen in our communities, we can reach out a helping hand to those who are affected. Perhaps you find yourself at the scene of an accident where people are hurt. Perhaps you are a health-care worker or teacher talking with someone from your community who has just witnessed the violent death of a loved one. Perhaps you are called upon as a staff member in a disaster or volunteer to help asylum seekers who have recently arrived in your community. Learning the basic principles of psychological first aid will help you to provide support to people who are very distressed, and, importantly, to know what not to say.... read more»

15 (3) 2016 «World Psychiatry»

The New October issue of «World Psychiatry»

SEPTEMBER 5- WORLD MIND MATTERS DAY

Last year’s World Mind Matters Day was a great success and in 2016. This year, the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) will be launching global findings which reveal the level of discrimination faced by people with mental illness in regards to voting rights, marriage, employment and right to contact. The global survey funded by the WPA, examined laws and policies in 193 United Nations (UN) member states. The results, included in the ‘Social Justice for People with Mental Illness’ report, were published in the International Review of Psychiatry and concluded that: 
  • 37 per cent of countries prohibit marriage by people with mental health problems
  • In 36 per cent of countries, people with mental health problems are not allowed to vote
  • In nearly a quarter of countries, there are no laws preventing discrimination in the recruitment of people with mental health problems.
  • In over half of countries, there is no explicit protection in laws against dismissal/termination/suspension of employment on grounds of health reasons including mental health problems
  • 38 per cent of countries deny right to contract to persons with mental health problems
 The findings have led the WPA to create a Bill of Rights for Individuals with Mental Illness which urges ALL governments to ensure that persons with mental illness are not discriminated against based on their mental health status, and are treated as full citizens enjoying all rights on an equal basis with others. The Bill has so far been supported by 17 organisations. Please find the Bill of Rights Attached.

''Work with People with Mental Health Problems'' training in Gyumri

On July 13th, 2016  Armen Soghoyan, President of Armenian Psychiatric Association and Lilit Baghdasaryan, Psychologist of Centre for Psychosocial Recovery conducted lecture on peculiarities of  work with people with mental health problems for staff of Gyumri Boarding House for Elderly and Disabled.... read more»

Training on Suicidal Psychology Research Methodology and Methods

On July 12th 2016 the Analytical Center for Suicide Prevention “ANTISUICID” hosted another practical training on suicidal psychology research methodology and methods. The training was intended for psychiatrists and psychologists who work with groups of people with high-risk of suicidal behavior... read more»

World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Dear colleagues;
Please find enclosed the link to the new issue of the WAPR Bulletin.
http://www.wapr.org/bulletin/

New Statement of Dedication

On April 5th, 2016 Armenian Psychiatric Association and collaborative organizations (''Intra'' Mental Health Centre, Centre for Psychosocial Recovery, ''Alfa Beta'' Laboratories, Maple Leafs Armenian-Canadian Medical Clinic, ''Empathy'' Centre for Psychosocial Rehabilitation ) stated that they will provide free of charge mental health services to participants and victims of Nagorno- Karabakh spring  military actions and their family members in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.... read more»

UN Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution on Mental Health and Human Rights

On July 1sth, 2016 the UN Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution on Mental Health and Human Rights (attached), led by Portugal and Brazil and cosponsored by 61 countries, with more countries still joining.

The first training for professionals in "Antisuicide" center

On June 23th, the Analytical Center for Suicide Prevention “ANTISUICID” and Armenian Psychiatric Association initiated a course for mental health professionals. It was conducted by KamoVardanyan, Doctor of Psychology, Professor.... read more»

World Psychiatric Association published new issue of "Child and Adolescent Psychiatry"

Refresher Course in Vanadzor

On June 23th, 2016, Armen Soghoyan, President of Armenian Psychiatric Association and Lilit Baghdasaryan, Psychologist of Centre for Psychosocial Recovery, introduces series of lectures on mental health in frames of refresher course training program at Vanadzor Elderly House.... read more»

“Psychiatric Expertise and PTSD” Conference dedicated to 80th anniversary of Marieta Melik-Pashayan

 10.06 to 11.06, 2016 the Conference was held in Yerevan and Stepanakert, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of former Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of Yerevan State Medical University, Head of Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, founder of the Armenian Psychiatric Association, Professor Marieta Melik-Pashyan.... read more»

The Official Launch of Armenian DepNet

DepNet is an initiative of the Expert Platform on Mental Health – Focus on Depression (Expert Platform), a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to support and promote mental health in Europe.   It is in this light that DepNet has been developed.     Aim of DepNet DepNet is a website aimed at increasing awareness, understanding and knowledge about depression. It is not only a website for patients, their family, friends, and colleagues, but also for society as a whole. Especially in non-English languages websites offering unbiased and reliable information on depression do oftentimes not exist and DepNet intends to fill this void.    

Dear Colleagues! We are glad to invite you in the June 17th 2016 at 12 a.m.  in  Marriott Hotel to the Official Launch of Armenian DepNet.... read more»

On June 17th 2016 the lecture of Professor Joseph Zohar "The Neuroscience-based Nomenclature (NbN) will be held

On June 17th 2016 at 10a.m. in Lecture Room № 6 of Yerevan State Medical University after M.Heratsi will be held the lecture of Professor Joseph Zohar "The Neuroscience-based Nomenclature (NbN): What it means for you as a clinician" for students and clinical residents and doctors.... read more»

Scientific conference of young psychiatrists

The regular traditional conference of the “Scientific group of young psychiatrists” took place on 16May 2016, dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the great doctor-psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin.... read more»

Armenian delegation at WPA Regional Conference on

On April 27-30, 2016 Tbilisi hosted the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Regional Conference on "Mental health Directions and Challenges". Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia honored by his presence and welcome speech the opening ceremony. He highlighted the importance of this scientific event held in the capital of Georgia. His speech was followed by welcoming remarks by the Dinesh Bugran, WPA President and Eka Chkonia, President of Society of Georgian Psychiatrists.... read more»

Investing in Treatment for Depression And Anxiety Leads to Fourfold Return

Depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy US$1 trillion each year; countries and development partners to discuss way forward during World Bank-WHO events.... read more»

2016 World Psychiatric Association International Congress in Istambul is Canceled

Dear colleagues, We regret to inform you that the World Psychiatric Association International Congress due to be held in Istanbul from July 6-10, 2016, organized by the World Psychiatric Association, in collaboration with the Psychiatric Association of Turkey and the Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society is cancelled due to the unpredictable safety risks and escalating terrorist attacks in the region. For details read following link http://wpanet.org/uploads/WPA_IC_Istanbul-Cancelled.pdf

“Mass Media and Mental Health”, Conference on December 11, 2015

The Mass Media and Mental Health Conference dedicated to Yerevan State Medical University 95th anniversary will be held on December 11, 2015. Organizers: Yerevan State Medical University and Armenian Psychiatric Association.... read more»

PROGRAMM October 23-25, Biennial Meeting of Armenian Psychiatric Association

Dear Colleagues, here you can upload the Program of Biennial Meeting of Armenian Psychiatric Association and  the 5-th International Scientific Conference the Current Issues in Theoretical and Applied Psychology that will took place on October 23-25 in Yerevan, Armenia.

THE JOINT DECLARATION OF NKR PSYCHIATRISTS’ AND PSYCHOLOGISTS’ ASSOCIATION AND ARMENIAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION

THE JOINT DECLARATION OF NKR PSYCHIATRISTS’ AND PSYCHOLOGISTS’ ASSOCIATION AND ARMENIAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION DEDICATED TO WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY... read more»

OCTOBER 10-WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

 Armenian Psychiatric Association celebrated the World Mental Health Day with various working activities... read more»

Biennial Meeting of Armenian Psychiatric Association

Biennial Meeting of Armenian Psychiatric Association co sponsored by World Psychiatric Association"Dignity in Mental Health", October 23-25, Yerevan within the framework of 5th International Conference: The current issues in Theoretical and Applied Psychology /Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology, Yerevan State University, Abovyan street 52A, Yerevan/.... read more»

THE FIRST STEPS OF RECOVERY COLLEGE IN ARMENIA

On October 1st, 2015 Armenian Psychiatric Association and Centre for Psychosocial Regulation came up with new initiative- the opening of the first RECOVERY COLLEGE in Armenia and in region.... read more»

OCTOBER- MONTH OF MENTAL HEALTH

Starting from October 1st Armenian Psychiatric Association has announced a Month of Mental Health in Armenia. Below is a list of events dedicated to the Month of Mental Health. ... read more»

Analytical Center for Suicide Prevention “ANTISUICIDE”

On September 9th, 2015 The Analytical Center for Suicide Prevention “ANTISUITCIDE” was opened in Yerevan. The Center is headed by Lilit Baghdasaryan, Ph.D., Associate Professor.... read more»

Dear Colleagues, Starting from 27 July, 2015 Armenian Psychiatric Association became a full member of European Psychiatric Association as a National Association. This is a new step in our international cooperation and in recognition of Armenian mental health professionals and it opens new horizons for our professional society. In this regard, I sincerely congratulate all our members. Looking forward for new positive developments Armen Soghoyan, ArPA President

Armenian Psychiatric Association`s Call for the Media

Whereas the 21st century methods of information presentation and the growing influence of the media on public consciousness and mental health, given the recent trends of media coverage of accidents, homicides, suicides, crimes and unconfirmed information about professional errors as well as widespread publications based on assumptions, that do not bring any benefit to the consumer and do only sow confusion, anxiety and hopelessness, We call on the media:... read more»

WPA Section on Epidemiology and Public Health 2016

EAPM 2016

 “16th Annual Meeting of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology"

WASP

7th World Congress on Woman`s Mental Health

Empathia