“Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances.” – Maya Angelou
Or, in other words: ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ How could anyone consider a year which included a global pandemic and social unrest the best of times?
The Southern California Psychiatric Society (SCPS) has certainly not been immune to the challenges of this past year and has actually lived through and adapted to internal challenges of its
own – the dissolution of the California Psychiatric Association (CPA) – our 30-year advocacy
arm of the five APA district branches in California. In this update I will concentrate on those
three areas: SCPS’ reaction to the pandemic, SCPS’ reaction to racial injustice, and SCPS’ reaction to the dissolution of CPA. This newsletter will focus on, and highlight, the arduous work being done by various SCPS committees, some of which are completely new, or newly reinstated within this last year.
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