The Society and Mental Health Division serves as a forum for mental health research and its application to social problems, advocacy, policy, and practice. Our sessions provide an outlet for presenting and debating research that utilizes diverse theoretical perspectives, employs innovative qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and engages in critical analysis of mental health issues, such as the mental health system and the social, economic, cultural, and psychological factors that affect mental health. The Division values and encourages the participation of behavioral health professionals, advocates, students and trainees in all its activities.

Division mission statement last edited in December 2021 by Alex Trillo, Saint Peter's University, Society and Mental Health Division Chair, 2021-2023.