Youth Finding solutions

AIM is training high school students to become the next generation of youth mental health researchers. 

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We fund the most promising youth mental health research in
the world.
Our world-class Scientific Advisory Board guides research decisions. AIM’s work is having life-changing – and life-saving – results.


We are facing a crisis: nearly 1 in 4 children, teens, and young adults struggle with their mental health.

AIM is finding and funding promising youth mental health research that can identify solutions to make a difference in young people’s lives today, while building a movement devoted to the mental health of children, teens, and young adults.

AIM’s world-class Scientific Advisory Board guides our strategic investments in youth mental health research, looking for work with the greatest promise of making a difference now. 



With our world-class Scientific Advisory Board, we screen research from around the world, looking for work with the greatest promise of making a difference now. Here are some of the leading researchers whose work we’ve recently funded:

Dr Spencer Evans

AIM-funded Harvard Research on Frequent Aggressive, Disruptive Behavior in Children

AIM Clinical Science Fellow Dr. Spencer Evans is working to help children with severe irritability and aggressive, disruptive behavior.

Dr. Joya Hampson-Anderson

AIM-funded Emory Research on Eating Disorders and Obesity Among African American and Latinx Youth

AIM Clinical Science Fellow Dr. Joya Hampton-Anderson studies the role of stress, anxiety, and parental influences in determining eating behaviors.

Dr. Barbara Cornblatt

AIM-funded Hofstra Research on Children at Risk for Serious Mental Illness

AIM Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Barbara Cornblatt is working with teens at high risk for developing schizophrenia and psychosis.


At our 2019 celebration of AIM’s impact, Kelly and Katie told “The Bachelor’s” Chris Harrison the story of how AIM-funded research changed their lives:

AIM for Mental Health

We AIM to stop the silence about youth mental health while funding groundbreaking research, so we can find real solutions with immediate impacts.

Because the health of our youth is the health of our future.



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Latest Findings From Our Scientific Symposium

In May of 2019, AIM’s global Scientific Advisory Board, along with key players in the mental health community, convened for a special retreat focusing on early intervention and dissemination of the best treatments for youth struggling with their mental health. Find videos of the five presentations here.

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