Welcome to ADAA

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, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. With more than 1,800 professional mental health members (many of whom contribute blog posts, host webinars, review website content and more) ADAA is a leader in education, training, and research. More than 11 million people from around the world visit the ADAA website annually (and click on more than 19,000,000 pages)  to find current treatment and evidence-based research information and to access free resources and support. Together we are changing lives.  Welcome!


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Coming from west Africa my family and I never understood the importance of mental health.  When my sister was 10 year she became a victim of a mental health disorder. She’d starve herself, isolate herself, and began cutting herself. It was traumatizing and my family didn’t know how to help her or let alone understand what she was going through.  Luckily a therapist was able to shed light on her mental health disorders and we were able to help her from causing more harm to herself. 
"Let’s first acknowledge that going back-to-school is harder this year. As you write lesson plans, you’re trying to figure out how to execute them online. As you set up your classroom, you’re dodging the new partitions that have been installed. As you meet with your staff about the upcoming year, you struggle to regain a connection with them over Zoom or WebEx. You’re sitting through professional development that’s more about proper hygiene and about using personal protective equipment than curriculum development and teaching strategies. And you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to do your job with COVID-19 creeping around everywhere..." New blog post for school professionals by ADAA member Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP
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ADAA is delighted to be named one of the "100 Associations That Will Save the World" (Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) by the American Society of Association Executives. It's an honor to be among this group of esteemed organizations who are focused on changing the world! Thank you ASAE!