New York, NY – Academy Award-winning actress Emma Stone, who has played a critical role in raising awareness of mental health disorders and helping to decrease stigma by candidly sharing her own battle with anxiety, will join the Child Mind Institute’s Board of Directors. The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.
“I am honored to join the board of the Child Mind Institute, where I hope to continue to share my personal lifelong experience with anxiety and be of service to children and teens across the nation with mental health or learning disorders,” said Stone. “This is a stigma-shattering organization I am deeply passionate about, and I’m looking forward to helping the Child Mind Institute continue to advance its critically important work.”
Stone has been actively involved with the Child Mind Institute since she created a personal video discussing her struggles with anxiety for the organization’s inaugural #MyYoungerSelf awareness campaign in 2017. This past October she participated in a conversation with Child Mind Institute president Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz at Advertising Week New York, where they discussed the connection between creativity and anxiety and how being authentic about mental health can be a game-changer.
“We are thrilled that Emma is joining our Board of Directors and are excited about the important role she will have driving impact and awareness,” said Dr. Koplewicz. “Emma’s courage in openly discussing her story with anxiety is inspirational, and it offers hope to millions of kids that it is possible to overcome their own challenges and thrive.”
About the Child Mind Institute
The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain, and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Together with our supporters, we’re helping children reach their full potential in school and in life. We share all of our resources freely and do not accept any funding from the pharmaceutical industry. Learn more at childmind.org.
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