AIM is building a movement devoted to the mental health of children, teens, and young adults by funding clinical research that makes a difference today, raising awareness, and improving access to effective treatments.
What We Do
Our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) strategizes the most effective ways to fund research to help youth today. They are working to develop models for training clinicians to implement evidence-based treatments in real-world settings where children receive care. The SAB, representing major research institutions throughout the world, is comprised of a diverse and distinguished group of doctors in the pediatric mental health community. AIM Youth Mental Health is a member of the International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders.
We are building a movement with a positive, forward-thinking focus. Our annual AIM for Awareness Ad Contest and Walk and Rally help to raise awareness simply by talking about youth mental health.
We AIM to ultimately eliminate mental health disorders in youth.
AIM is not disorder* or institution-specific, which means that we fund the search for cures for all mental disorders in youth, and find the best, cutting-edge research teams and individuals, regardless of where they are based.
Our purpose touches lives in a very personal way, and gives hope to children and families facing the struggles that mental health challenges bring.
*Youth mental health disorders include, but are not limited to, ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, schizophrenia, Tourette syndrome, OCD, autism spectrum disorders, and eating disorders. We also address the bi-products of some of these brain disorders including addiction, self-harm, and suicide.
History of AIM
1 in 5 of Today’s Youth have, or will have a serious mental illness
We AIM to stop the silence around youth mental health by raising awareness and funding groundbreaking research, so we can begin to find real solutions for the youth of today.