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Child Mind Institute’s Dr. Michael Milham Receives Prestigious Open Science Award from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping

June 23, 2020

The Award Recognizes His Leadership in Open Science to Advance Our Understanding of the Human Brain and Mental Health Disorders

NEW YORK, NY – Michael P. Milham, MD, PhD, vice president of research at the Child Mind Institute, has received the Open Science Award from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), an international society dedicated to using neuroimaging to discover the organization of the human brain. The prestigious honor was presented today during a special virtual ceremony as part of OHBM 2020, the organization’s annual meeting.

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The Child Mind Institute Launches Free Parenting Helpline for All NYC Health + Hospitals Employees

May 5, 2020

Program Connects Public Hospital Employees With Child Mind Institute Clinicians to Help Parents Worried About Their Children’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW YORK, NY – The Child Mind Institute, in partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals, is launching a free parent helpline for all employees at New York City’s public hospitals on May 11th. The helpline, staffed by the Child Mind Institute’s expert clinicians, will provide these New Yorkers who are giving so much to keep us safe and healthy with advice and support if they have concerns about their children’s mental health during this crisis.

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‘We Thrive Inside’ campaign aims to help kids and families cope

May 1, 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the nationwide campaign has taken on new importance during unusually trying times. TODAY shares a first look at “We Thrive Inside,” a star-studded effort to help kids and families cope featuring celebrities such as Missy Franklin, Octavia Spencer and Moby. NBC’s Cynthia McFadden reports.

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The Child Mind Institute Launches CrisisLogger.org, a New Way for Parents, Teachers, Students, Health Workers, Patients, and Others to Document and Share their Feelings During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 30, 2020

Participants receive word clouds that reflect their emotions; their insights can help researchers develop new resources for families

NEW YORK, NY – Parents, teachers, students, health workers, patients, and others now have a platform to document their fears, frustrations, and hopes during the COVID-19 crisis: CrisisLogger.org, a new, interactive website from the Child Mind Institute. Participants in this unique research initiative can use the platform as a diary to document their thoughts and feelings for themselves or allow researchers to analyze their stories with the hope of understanding individual struggles and needs during the crisis and informing future resource development and interventions.

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Academy Award Winner Emma Stone and The Sweat Spot’s Ryan Heffington Danced Together – Apart – to Support the Child Mind Institute’s Clinical Services and COVID-19 Resources for Families

April 26, 2020

New York, NY – On Saturday, April 25, Academy Award-winning actress Emma Stone and choreographer Ryan Heffington, owner of the popular Los Angeles dance studio The Sweat Spot, joined forces to support the Child Mind Institute’s essential work providing clinical care and resources for families during the COVID-19 crisis. Stone and Heffington danced and lip synced together on Instagram @thesweatspot as a fundraiser for the national non-profit dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

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Morgan Stanley Announces Grant to the Child Mind Institute to Support Children’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 6, 2020

New York - Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) today announced a grant to support the Child Mind Institute’s multi-channel COVID-19 response initiative, which will broadly distribute clinical expertise and evidence-based best practices in mental health to bring critical resources to parents and caregivers during this time. The Child Mind Institute is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders, and a founding member of the Morgan Staley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health.

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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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