AIM Ideas Lab
A virtual, Youth Participatory Action Research project focused on mental health advocacy. Launching January 2022.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.