The Mission of Anxiety and Depression Disorders of America: Educating the public about the mental health disorders that affect children and striving to make sure all children and their families have access to the mental healthcare and services they are in need of.
Their mission focuses on improving the quality of life for children and adults affected with mental health disorders. ADAA educates patients and their families about the disorders and helps them find treatment, resources, and support. ADAA strives to improve patient care by promoting the implementation of empirically supported treatments and best practices across disciplines through continuing education and trainings and accelerating dissemination of research into practice.
ADAA promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers, and they further encourage the implementation of new treatments to clinicians. These commitments drive ADAA’s promise to find new treatments and one day prevent and cure these disorders. ADAA is about people. Their passion is helping people understand the disorders, find treatment, and recover. They educate people about all scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions to best meet their individual needs.
They support professionals who provide treatment and those who conduct research. They invest in the future by encouraging students and trainees. Their commitment to diversity and inclusivity brings together clinicians and researchers with diverse backgrounds in medicine, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, and other disciplines to advance science and treatment. They engage those who suffer from these disorders to work together toward common goals.