Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Triumphing Over Anxiety and Depression

aka Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and OCD Education and Research Foundation   |   Silver Spring, MD   |  www.adaa.org

Mission

ADAA's mission focuses on improving quality of life for those struggling with anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders. ADAA provides education about the disorders and helps people find treatment, resources, and support. ADAA strives to improve patient care by promoting implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices across disciplines through continuing education and trainings and accelerating dissemination of research into practice. ADAA promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers and providers encouraging the implementation of new treatments to clinicians. These commitments drive ADAA’s promise to find new treatments and a cure.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Ms. Susan Gurley

Main address

8701 Georgia Ave Suite 412

Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA

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Formerly known as

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

EIN

52-1248820

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Professional Societies & Associations (F03)

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ADAA works to reduce the stigma surrounding anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders. We do this through focusing on improving quality of life for those with these disorders. ADAA provides education about the disorders and helps people find treatment, resources, and support. More than 25 million people visit ADAA's website each year - from all across the globe. ADAA strives to improve patient care by promoting implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices across disciplines through continuing education and trainings and accelerating dissemination of research into practice. ADAA promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers and providers encouraging the implementation of new treatments to clinicians. These commitments drive ADAA’s promise to find new treatments and one day prevent and cure these disorders.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Monthly Professional Educational Webinars

We conduct monthly educational webinars series for professionals who treat anxiety and depression. These include latest research and treatment practices. We also convene an annual conference every March in different locations throughout the United States. More than 1,400 mental health professionals attend. More than 150 sessions are offered.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our website, visited by more than 25 million people annually, offers free resources, a Find-a-Therapist database, blog posts, webinars, infographics, articles, research information and more to help those struggling with anxiety and depression to learn more about the disorders, treatment options, and current research.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth (0-19 years)

These monthly webinars are on various topics related to educate consumers on understanding these disorders and treatment options and symptom management. This year we held our first Spanish language webinar.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our website hosts a directory of professionals who specialize in the fields of anxiety and depressive disorders. Sufferers or those who care for sufferers can find references to clinicians in their area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of new organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Website: Free Access to Information

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

ADAA has two specific interrelated goals. The first goal is to serve as a key, relevant, and free educational resource to improve the overall health and well being of the more than 40 million people in the United States (and the more than 450 million people worldwide) who suffer from anxiety and anxiety related disorders. ADAA strives to educate the public that anxiety, depression and related disorders are common, serious and treatable. The second goal is to encourage the advancement of scientific knowledge about the causes and treatment options for anxiety, depression, and related disorders. ADAA helps top U.S. and international researchers and clinicians debate and access new evidence-based practices, technological advances, research, and novel treatment options.

The number of consumers who use ADAA's education resources is growing steadily. Over the past few years website visitors has grown more than 30% to 25 million people a year. ADAA is increasing its educational reach to the public by growing its social media presence. ADAA is developing new US and international partnerships with mental health organizations to capture their evidence-based educational resources. ADAA is also steadily growing its US and international professional membership to allow for increased global dissemination and discussion of new evidence-based treatments and promising research. ADAA has also developed a new electronic professional membership/community platform to allow for enhanced sharing of research and clinical advances.

ADAA has increased its staffing to help position ADAA as a leader in providing continuing education content to mental health professionals in the fields of anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders. ADAA's annual professional conference grows in attendance by 100 or more each year and has become one of the most important conferences in the anxiety and depression field. The added staffing has also allowed ADAA to nurture more Special Interest Groups that facilitate ADDA's professional members interested in a specific disorder or population to share information amongst their group as well as the membership at large. The new staffing has also allowed ADAA to expand its international membership. Additional staff has also allowed ADAA to develop a series of free interactive educational webinars for the public, including launching ADAA's Spanish webinars and website content. ADAA now offers a free online support community and provides ongoing social media events.

Over the past year, ADAA has implemented new tracking systems to capture a variety of metrics. We have a new membership platform that allows us to effectively measure our membership goals and engagement. The organization has also developed robust annual staff work plans with specific goals that are trackable.

ADAA is continually developing new programs for consumers as well as providing enhanced educational opportunities for professionals. ADAA has successfully grown the number of its Special Interest Groups (SIGS), comprised of professional members, allowing for more in-depth discussion for experts interested in a specific disorder or population, such as children or seniors. The number of SIG's has grown from five to 10 from 2015-2018, with the possibility of increasing to 11 by the end of 2018. From 2015 to date, the number of professionals who participate in ADAA's webinars has grown by 40%. The number of ADAA's international members has grown by 4% over the past two years allowing for a more robust international discussion of treatment options and research. ADAA now offers CE credist through the American Psychological Association for all of its live and recorded webinars and plans on offering CME credits as well in 2019.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Board of directors
as of 9/3/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Beth Salcedo, MD

The Ross Center

Term: 2018 - 2020

Karen Cassiday

Charles Nemeroff

Mary (Beth) Salcedo

Scott Rauch

Luana Marques

Blair Simpson

Risa Weissberg

Cindy Aronson

Michael Ameringen

Murray Stein

Ex-officio

Sheila Rauch

Vasiliki Michopoulus

Paul Holtzheimer

Risa Weisberg

Risa Weisberg

Douglas Mennin

Ex-officio

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/03/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Keywords

anxiety disorders, education, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, OCD, phobias, depression, bipolar, suicide, eating disorders