The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a 2018 Nonprofi grant from KidGuard. The grant allows ADAA to launch an exciting new initiative to enhance our free evidence-based mental health resources to educate and raise awareness for children and parents about anxiety and depression risks.
Over the last several years, rates of childhood depression have continued to rise. Yet, information and awareness about childhood depression has not kept pace with this alarming trend. With increased exposure to social media, children are at greater risk of experiencing cyber-bullying and negative situations that can increase their anxiety, put them at risk for depression and in more severe cases, suicide.
ADAA is excited to enhance and develop new mental health resources for children and families that can be distributed to parents, schools, child/teen organizations and through various social media channels. These resources include consumer webinars, child-friendly infographics, blog posts and educational videos covering topics such as childhood depression and anxiety, how to identify symptoms and where to find effective and suitable treatment options.