Mental Health First Aid
You can become trained and certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid and support youth struggling with their mental health.
AIM is bridging the gap between research and access to care for youth struggling with their mental health by finding, funding, and implementing evidence-based treatments, empowering youth to discover their own mental health solutions, and training caring adults to create a safe holding place for youth in crisis.
AIM’s world-class Scientific Advisory Board guides our investments by evaluating strategies for implementing evidence-based treatments with the greatest promise for healing the mental illness of children, teens and young adults.
Our vision is simple: We AIM for a world of mentally healthy youth.
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.