Founded in 1979, The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.
ADAA's mission focuses on improving quality of life for those with anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma related disorders. ADAA provides education about the disorders and helps people find treatment, resources, and support. ADAA strives to improve patient care by promoting implementation of evidence-based 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 providers encouraging 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.
Dr. Tamar Chansky's mission of Worry Wise Kids is to improve the quality of life for anxious children and their families by providing parents, educators and mental health professionals with comprehensive, user-friendly information on the full range of anxiety disorders, including: how to identify symptoms, find effective treatments and, and prevent anxiety from taking hold in a child's life.
The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) aims to improve outcomes for individuals with OCD and related disorders by providing resources and support for those affected by OCD, including individuals with OCD and related disorders, their family members, friends, and loved ones. The IOCDF also aims to increase awareness about OCD and related disorders to the OCD community and the general public. Through educating mental health professionals about evidence-based treatments and supporting research into the causes of and treatments for OCD and related disorders, the IOCDF also works to increase access to effective treatment.
The PANDAS Network is dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome). Armed with an impressive network of doctors, researchers and scientists, PANDAS Network strives to collaborate with subject matter experts, build public awareness, provide family support, and gather data and resources to better inform parents and the medical community about PANDAS and PANS.
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors is devoted to ending the suffering caused by hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder, and related body-focused repetitive behaviors. The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors is motivated by their vision of a world where:
Body-focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) are diagnosed quickly.
BFRBs are not a source of shame.
Knowledgeable treatment is available to all people with these disorders.
Treatments are more effective and eventually cures are found.
Information and emotional support are available to people of all ages and their families.
Selective Mutism Association (SMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, resources and support to those impacted by a child with Selective Mutism (SM). SMA provides a network of professionals, families and affected individuals across the world who understand the struggle of living in silence.