The coronavirus pandemic led to the temporary closure of our research centers and the use of partial remote evaluations to keep staff and participants safe. We are pleased to share that in addition to these remote measures, we are now offering in-person evaluations with added health and safety measures.
“The Child Mind Institute’s Healthy Brain Network study helped us understand how our teenage son was wired, which in turn helped us give him the tools and confidence to succeed in school and beyond. Their psychologists and clinicians were first rate and the study’s diagnostic testing was comprehensive. Everyone involved was warm and efficient and provided an atmosphere of trust. They made what could have been a scary experience into a journey to greater understanding of our son.”
Researching the Mental Health Effects of the Pandemic
To learn about the emotional impact the pandemic is having across society, our researchers developed CrisisLogger.org, a website where people log their experiences of the pandemic as audio, video or text entries. CrisisLogger uses novel technology to capture critical qualitative information and key themes in participants’ fears, frustrations and hopes during the pandemic, a breakthrough for researchers across disciplines.
Additionally, through both the Coronavirus Health and Impact Survey (CRISIS), a study that examines the risk factors for negative mental health outcomes during the pandemic for children and adults, and a separate study about problematic internet usage in young people during the pandemic, our researchers are gathering new information to inform more effective interventions now and in the future. Both of these studies are generously supported by the Morgan Stanley Foundation’s Alliance for Children’s Mental Health.