Psychiatric News (12/1) reports, “More than 1 in 4 respondents to an APA poll said that improving their mental health is on their minds for 2022.” According to the poll [pdf], “just over one-third of respondents (37%) said they are anxious about their mental health going into the new year,” and “among those making resolutions focused on mental health, 53% will meditate, 37% plan to see a therapist, 35% will take a break from social media, 32% will journal, 26% will use a mental health app, and 20% plan to see a psychiatrist specifically.” These “findings are from APA’s Healthy Minds Monthly, a poll conducted by Morning Consult.” APA President Vivian Pender, M.D., said, “The new calendar year for many symbolizes a time for renewal, for trying new things, and, for some, new beginnings.” She added, “To see 1 in 4 Americans focusing on their mental health in this moment is important and encouraging. What is worrisome, although not unexpected, is the level of variation among demographic groups on their overall level of mental health, and we as psychiatrists need to understand those trends.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)