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Susan Gurley, JD
Executive Director


Meet ADAA's New Honorary Board Member - Michael Gleason

Michael Gleason Board Member_0_1.jpgMichael Gleason is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Brands, LLC, an innovative technology and online media company based in Southern California. The company’s subsidiary, Healthcare Brands, LLC, is the publisher of a network of healthcare websites including

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ADAA is delighted announce a new partnership with Anxiety UK. Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed in 1970 by someone living with agoraphobia for those affected by anxiety disorders. They are a user lead organization run by people with the experience of living with anxiety or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel.

Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy. 

ADAA believes that by working together, both Anxiety UK and ADAA have the potential to achieve far more than we could alone as partnership enhances the common mission of both organizations to help individuals and their families who are affected by anxiety and depression, as well as support the professionals who provide direct services. Through this association both organizations will benefit from an open channel of communication, sharing experiences and knowledge of best practice, while opening new avenues of mutual possibility.  Read more

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Under the leadership of President Karen Cassiday, ADAA has created an evidence-based protocol for Pedestal Foods to train their staff and create experiences in the dining areas that promote student mental wellness. This initiative — Project Thrive — rooted in positive psychology, will help create moments of joy for students and offer resources for those in need of support. Project Thrive is being piloted at a high school in Nashville, Tennessee.  Read more.

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There are countless organizations that serve as a professional home for mental health researchers and practitioners. So what makes ADAA unique? In addition to our focus on anxiety disorders and depression, ADAA also provides free resources and education to tens of thousands of people worldwide who struggle with these disorders.
ADAA members vary widely in experience level, from students to MDs and PhDs. For those still honing their skills, whether undergraduate students, graduate students, clinical trainees, or postdoctoral fellows/residents, ADAA provides ample opportunity to network with colleagues and even find a mentor. For the more experienced clinicians and researchers, ADAA offers a variety of resources to help keep abreast of the latest and most cutting edge research in the mental health field. Read more.