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Child Mind Institute Names Mimi Corcoran as New Executive Director

March 23, 2020

NEW YORK, NY  – The Child Mind Institute today announced that Mimi Corcoran, a respected nonprofit executive and advocate for children, has been named the organization’s new executive director. In this role, she will help shape and guide the organization’s fundraising efforts, partnership strategy, and overall institutional strategy.

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Child Mind Institute Awarded $3.4 Million in Launch of Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health

February 3, 2020

Grant Funds New Digital Initiative Bringing Mental Health Resources to Underserved Communities and Impacting More Than 400,000 Families

NEW YORK, NY – Parents serve as gatekeepers for the healthcare system. Educating parents on when and how to seek treatment for their children is a critical step toward reducing gaps in care. The Child Mind Institute has been awarded $3.4 million by the Morgan Stanley Foundation, marking the launch of the Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health. The Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health brings together key leaders in the children’s mental health space to strategically address children’s mental health concerns, particularly focused on vulnerable communities, and the far-reaching challenges of stress, anxiety, and depression.

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Child Mind Institute’s Child Advocacy Award Dinner Raises $7 Million To Support Innovative Clinical Care And Groundbreaking Research

November 20, 2019

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton Presented Brooke Garber Neidich With the 2019 Child Advocacy Award for Her Commitment to Improving the Lives of Children With Mental Health and Learning Disorders

Ali Wentworth, Brooke Shields, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jesse Eisenberg and Jane Rosenthal among attendees at Cipriani

NEW YORK, NY – The Child Mind Institute celebrated its 10th anniversary at the organization’s Child Advocacy Award Dinner last night at Cipriani 42ndStreet. Secretary Hillary Clinton, Brooke Shields, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jesse Eisenberg and Jane Rosenthal were in attendance to honor and celebrate individuals committed to helping children overcome mental health and learning disorders. Secretary Clinton made a surprise appearance to present Child Mind Institute co-founder and board of directors co-chair Brooke Garber Neidich, a passionate and tireless champion for children struggling with mental health disorders, with the 2019 Child Advocacy Award.

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New Research Finds Dramatic Increase in ADHD Diagnosis Among All Adults, Though Racial and Ethnic Minorities Lag

November 1, 2019

Diagnoses Increasing at a Much Higher Rate in Adults Than Children

NEW YORK, NY – Researchers from the Child Mind Institute and colleagues have found that diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults more than doubled over a ten year period, far surpassing the increased diagnosis rate in children. Notably, white adult patients had significantly higher rates of diagnosis compared to other racial and ethnic subgroups.

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Child Mind Institute Takes on ‘Care Desert’ of Mental Health Services for Children in San Francisco Bay Area

October 25, 2019

National Nonprofit Supported by Local Philanthropy Establishes New Clinical Center and Community Mental Health Initiatives

SAN MATEO- The Child Mind Institute, a nationally recognized nonprofit delivering the highest standards of mental health care for children, adolescents and young adults, announces the opening of a new clinical center in San Mateo to serve the San Francisco Bay Area. The faculty are experts in child and adolescent mental health and learning disorders and include child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists and clinical social workers. The new program is modelled on the Child Mind Institute’s landmark clinical care and school and community programs in New York City.

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Child Mind Institute Announces 2019 Rising Scientist Scholarships

October 16, 2019

Five Tri-State Area High School Students Recognized for Neuroscience Achievements at the Annual On the Shoulders of Giants Symposium

NEW YORK, NY – The Child Mind Institute presented the 9th Annual Rising Scientist Awards today to five exceptional high school students from the New York metro area who have demonstrated extraordinary promise in research in the fields of mental health, neuroscience or biomedical engineering. The students each received a $2,000 scholarship towards college during the On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium, the nonprofit’s annual celebration of scientific achievement in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, and developmental neuroscience.  The Child Mind Institute’s partner in presenting the Rising Scientist Awards is Hunter College.

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Child Mind Institute 2019 Fall Luncheon

September 18, 2019

Children Under Pressure: How to Nurture Healthy Kids in a Competitive World
Child Mind Institute 2019 Fall Luncheon Raised $900,000 to End the Stigma of Childhood Mental Health Disorders
The Child Mind Institute hosted its 2019 Fall Luncheon on Monday, September 16, which featured a panel discussion, “Children Under Pressure: How to Nurture Healthy Kids in a Competitive World.” The discussion was moderated by Elizabeth Vargas and featured Tanith Carey, author of Taming the Tiger Parent: How to Put Your Child’s Well-Being First in a Competitive World, and Mark Reinecke, PhD, ABPP, clinical director of the Child Mind Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Child Mind Institute 2019 Spring Luncheon on Raising Kinder Kids

May 23, 2019

Ali Wentworth Moderated Discussion on How the Concept of Kindness is Relevant for the 21st Century
New York – The Child Mind Institute hosted its 2019 Spring Luncheon on Wednesday May 22, which featured a panel discussion, “Raising Kinder Kids.” The discussion was moderated by Ali Wentworth and featured Angela Santomero, creator and executive producer of Blue’s Clues and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood; and Rachel Busman, PsyD, Senior Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and Director of Selective Mutism Service at the Child Mind Institute.

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Child Mind Institute Honors Community Orgs at Fifth Annual Change Maker Awards

April 11, 2019

Crowdsourced winners will join Goldie Hawn and Kevin Love at May 1 Event Hosted by Elizabeth Vargas
NEW YORK, NY – The Child Mind Institute today announced the winners of the People’s Choice, Outstanding Organization and Community Builder Awards -- three crowdsourced honors that will be presented at the 2019 Change Maker Awards on May 1 at Carnegie Hall. The annual event, now in its fifth year, celebrates people and organizations that are creating real, meaningful change for children who struggle with mental health and learning disorders.

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Hunter College Partners with the Child Mind Institute as Sponsor of the 2019 Rising Scientist Awards

April 4, 2019

Nominations Now Open for Outstanding High School Students; Winners Receive $2000 Scholarship, Recognition at On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium
New York, NY –The Child Mind Institute announced today that Hunter College will serve as the sponsor of the 2019 Rising Scientist Awards, which recognize rising Tri-State Area high school seniors who have demonstrated superior academic performance in science and extraordinary promise in research in the fields of mental health, neuroscience or biomedical engineering.

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