Advocacy Affiliates

The ACNP Liaison Committee with Governmental Agencies and the Pharmaceutical Industry is involved in many different consumer organizations in the field of neuropsychopharmacology.  

A brief introduction to ACNP was developed by the Advocacy Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee in 2015. The introduction details the College, it's mission and expertise of membership in psychiatry and pharmacology.  

The Cure Alliance for Mental Illness petition to promote research for mental illness 

For more information about our Liaison Committee, Advocacy Affiliates, or Projects, please contact ACNP.

ACNP Advocacy Affiliates

Current Advocacy Affiliates

Organizations currently maintaining an advocacy affiliation

Becoming an Advocacy Affiliate of the ACNP

The ACNP encourages participation in College activities by members of organizations whose mission and purpose is primarily to:

  • Advocate for improved treatment for people with brain, behavioral, and substance abuse disorders.
  • Advocate for the elimination of stigma associated with those disorders.
  • Provide assistance and support for people with brain, behavioral, and substance abuse disorders through referral services, self-help support groups, and other similar services.
  • Who share a common commitment with the ACNP for the support of scientific research in neuropsychopharmacology and related fields.
  • And who seek and use the advice of ACNP members on their scientific advisory boards.


An organization that meets the description above, and who wants to send representatives to the ACNP Annual Meeting, may send a statement to the ACNP Liaison Committee stating its request.  The Liaison Committee will review the organization's request, and may submit it to Council with a recommendation for approval or non-approval. 

If recommended and approved by Council, that organization will then be allowed to send up to two representatives to the ACNP Annual Meeting.  Those organizations will also be invited to participate from time to time in joint projects with the ACNP that relate to the College's public education efforts.


Research Discussions

This forum enables discussion of articles that have appeared in Neuropsychopharmacology. It is intended to stimulate scholarly interactions among researchers, and to help educate members of the public who are interested in psychiatric illness.

ACNP-UCLA Archives

Learn about The ACNP-UCLA Archives.  In 2008, the ACNP Archives found a new home at UCLA.

Member Interviews

For historical perspective, read ACNP interviews with pioneers in the field of psychopharmacology.