Children & Adolescents

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of the 1-in-5 children living with mental illness (according to the National Institute of Mental Health), this page highlights important progress being made to better understand psychiatric disorders in children and to improve early intervention techniques and treatments. You’ll find here NARSAD Grant-funded research projects and discoveries, videos of prizewinning researchers, stories of recovery from some of our supporters and more.

Videos:

The following playlists contain videos related to child and adolescent psychiatric research:

Foundation Prizewinner Video Playlist

Prizewinner Symposium Presentations - Children & Adolescent Research

Foundation Webinars - Children & Adolescent Research

 

Meet-the-Scientist Webinar Series:

BJ Casey

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Sign up today for our free September webinar featuring BJ Casey, Ph.D., as she discusses "Child and Adolescent Psychiatry."

CURRENT NARSAD GRANT-FUNDED PROJECTS:

In the past year alone, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded 65 NARSAD Grant projects to researchers focused on finding ways to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness in children and adolescents. Read about these current NARSAD Grant-funded projects.

Stories of Recovery:

Read about children and teens recovering from mental illness:

One Mom Shares How Early Intervention in Bipolar Disorder Saved Her Daughter’s Life

I Thought Maybe This Was Normal - A family’s struggle with bipolar disorder highlights the importance of diagnosis and early intervention

Focus on Family Support - Ann and Rob Laitman support the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation with the hope that their son, Daniel, will realize his hopes and dreams

Publications:

Read The Quarterly, Summer 2012 - Focus on "Childhood and Adolescence"

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Research Discoveries:
 
Justin Miller, 17-year-old High School Senior, High School Football Player, Track & Field Runner, Snowboarder, Brother, Son, Friend, Soon-to-be College Student
Justin Miller - Brain $ells
November 08, 2011
I’ve seen the affects of brain disorders and mental illness all around me in my 17 years of life. Over the past 3 years, I’ve lost my 63-year-old grandmother (...

October 24, 2011
A team including NARSAD Grantees at the Yale School of Medicine (Arie Kaffman, MD, PhD; Michael J. Meaney, PhD; and Ronald S. Duman, PhD) have discovered that...
The Laitman Family - Daniel (left) lives a productive life with schizophrenia
The Laitmans
October 18, 2011
Five years ago this month our son Daniel was diagnosed with schizophrenia and our lives were turned upside down. He was just starting his sophomore year of...
Jason Tennies, Playing the Guitar, schizophrenia
Jason Tennies
September 30, 2011
We are Dave and Linda Tennies. One year ago on September 20, 2010, our son Jason Tennies suffered what we later identified as a severe schizophrenic break. He...

August 15, 2011
The biological abnormalities associated with childhood abuse could explain why some people respond poorly to treatment for depression. External factors like...

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