Is Their Future
Children and families around the world are facing severe and growing challenges to their mental health and wellbeing. Adolescent anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation and attempts are on the rise even as access to evidence-based care is limited by workforce shortages, insufficient training, and stigma. These challenges are what motivate all of us at the Child Mind Institute to work tirelessly for children across our mission areas of Care, Education, and Science. In 2022, we’re proud of the concrete contributions we’ve made to children’s mental health in the United States and around the world, but we’re humbled by the scale of the work that still needs to be done.
This report tells the story of the accelerating scale of our impact as we strove to transform the lives of children with mental health and learning disorders in 2022.
Read the full report to see how we are answering the call today, and what we are building for tomorrow.
Our Treatments Transform Lives
Providing life-changing treatment to children and their families is at the heart of the Child Mind Institute’s commitment to transforming mental health care. Since our founding in New York City in 2009, our clinicians have helped more than 15,000 patients. Our patients come from 45 countries, 49 states, and Washington, DC, and struggle with anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, and more.
Since 2012, we have brought direct trauma treatment, behavior management, and reading interventions to youth in high-need schools across the United States. In our past decade of work in schools, we have provided in-person services to over 140,000 students, parents, teachers, and mental health professionals in over 9,000 schools across the United States. In 2019, we opened our San Francisco Bay Area clinical center in San Mateo, CA, broadening the reach of our care.
Our Resources and Training Unlock Potential
The Child Mind Institute is transforming children’s mental health globally by serving as a hub for education, training, and convening. We believe all children, families, and professionals should have access to free information and resources that are evidence-supported, culturally appropriate, and created with input from the communities we serve.
Our work spans the landscape, from supporting the individual interactions that can be pivotal in a child’s life to catalyzing systems change.
Scaling School and Community Programs
The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs break down barriers by working with school districts and community partners to offer evidence-based mental health support for students and families. We provide mental health skill-building and direct clinical services for students, professional training for educators and school-based clinicians, and resources that support communities.
Our Open Science Accelerates Discovery
The Science and Engineering team at the Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children with mental health and learning disorders through the power of scientific discovery. To address the growing crisis in children’s mental health, our researchers work to guide interventions by building a rigorous understanding of the developing brain.
We are deeply committed to open science and data sharing and to diversifying participation in research and the neuroscience workforce. These values drive us to break down barriers between research silos and focus research communities on helping all children and their families.