The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) works to prevent, treat, and cure anxiety disorders and depression.
ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through the alignment of science, treatment, and education.
ADAA's Mission + −
The Anxiety and Depression Association (ADAA) focuses on improving quality of life for those with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and co-occurring disorders through education, disseminating resources, and our annual conference. ADAA helps people find treatment, resources, and support. More than 11 million people visit ADAA's website each year - from all across the globe. ADAA promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers and providers encouraging the implementation of new treatments to clinicians. These commitments drive ADAA’s promise of finding new treatments and one day prevent and cure these disorders.
ADAA's Diversity and Inclusion Statement + −
Diversity and inclusiveness has been and continues to be a core value of the Anxiety and Depression of Association of America (ADAA). ADAA condemns all forms of racism and promotes equal rights for all. Our commitment to be a culturally diverse membership organization is founded on the principle and practice of prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression. ADAA recognizes, supports, and values the inclusion of diverse groups and views in all parts of the association. ADAA recognizes the strength and improved decisions that results from participation in association programs, leadership, committees/taskforces, and diverse staff and individuals from a wide range of organizations. As such, ADAA embraces diversity and inclusiveness as a core value.
ADAA is People First + −
Our passion is helping people understand the disorders, find treatment, and recover. ADAA's website offers expert reviewed content highlighting how to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression as well as treatment options and access to a Find-a-Therapist platform. ADAA encourages people living with anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders yo share their stories about their struggles, how they cope and triumph. This helps decrease stigma, and makes one feel less alone. ADAA embraces diversity and inclusiveness as a core value. We make a difference in the lives of people with anxiety disorders and depressio through the alignment of science, treatment, and education.
ADAA is Evidence-Based + −
ADAA’s programs and content are grounded strictly in treatments derived from scientifically accepted protocols of testing, trials, and peer review. Our international membership welcomes the full range of mental health professionals and students working on anxiety disorders, depression and co-occurring disorders. This ensures that we bring the latest in scientific advancements to our professional and public educational content and outreach. ADAA’s more than 1,300 professional mental health members (many of whom contribute blog posts, host webinars, review website content and more) together with the broader scientific community collaborate to share current research and treatment. ADAA supports mental health professionals who provide treatment and those who conduct research and invests in the future by encouraging students and trainees. ADAA also connects people to our member health care professionals who provide treatment and support and educates people about all scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions to best meet their individual needs.
ADAA Works to Break Stigma + −
Through education, outreach and special programs, ADAA is focused on reducing the stigma surrounding anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders. We actively seek partnerships and alliances to increase our reach and impact with mental health professionals and the public alike.
ADAA is Evolving + −
We started more than three decades ago as The Phobia Society of America. We have incorporated scientific knowledge and understanding. We have expanded to include anxiety and mood disorders, depression, OCD, and PTSD. We have adapted to challenges in economics, business, leadership, and the digital world. Our 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. We engage those who suffer from these disorders to work together toward our goals.
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ADAA Impact Report and Strategic Plan