Celebrate May as National Mental Health Month by joining the Campaign for America's Kids!
Every child has BIG DREAMS.
Let’s make sure mental illness doesn’t stand in their way of achieving them.
For 60 years the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has changed the future for children with mental illnesses. Children who were able to realize their full potential because of child psychiatrists.
We’re going to need your help in 2013. The science of mental illnesses in children is accelerating. We’re at the threshold of breakthroughs in treatments, prevention, and cures. Your donation will help us advance these initiatives in a way that has never been possible before.
May is National Mental Health Month. We’re leading the fight to fulfill our promise to children that mental illness will not keep them from living their BIG DREAMS.
Will you join this fight with us?
We've set a goal to raise $10,000 by May 31st. It's a BIG goal that will fund more research, advocacy, and education. We need you to help us reach this goal.
Are you in?
Dream big with us, so children’s BIG DREAMS come true!
Donate or create a Fundraising Page today!
WHY Children’s Mental Health?
Children’s mental health doesn’t get the kind of media attention that other medical ailments do, but the fact is that for a child or teenager suffering from mental illness receiving treatment can mean the difference between a life of wasted potential and a life where the sky is the limit.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is uniquely positioned to lead this cause. Our members are on the front lines in the struggle against mental illness, performing much needed scientific research for ways to diagnose, treat and alleviate mental illness, and working in the field one on one with children and teenagers in need of help.
HOW will my donation create change?
The money you raise and donate will go towards Research, Education and Advocacy.
Our clinical researchers are studying mental illnesses such as autism, depression, and addiction; finding new treatments and cures that will improve the lives of millions of children.
Our educators are working to remove the negative stigma associated with mental illness.
And our Advocates on Capitol Hill are working directly with elected officials to push for better laws and policies that take mental illness in children seriously, and help child psychiatrists bring help and treatment to as many kids a possible.
WHY Children Need You
13% of youth age 8-15 have a mental illness severe enough to cause significant impairment in their day-to-day lives.
79% of children 6-17 with mental illness DO NOT receive treatment.
Nearly 50% of students age 14 and older with mental illness drop out of high school, the highest dropout rate of any disability group.
The average delays of 8-10 years between onset of symptoms and treatment.
The onset of major mental illness occurs between 7 to 11 years old.
It’s estimated that mental illnesses not treated in childhood result in $140 billion in annual productivity and income losses to business.
Please, be a hero to children with mental illness and help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for mental health research and advocacy by May 31st, 2013.
Donate or sign up to fundraise today!