Collectively in 2022, We Have been Stronger


There’s an African proverb that claims, “If you wish to go quick, go alone. If you wish to go far, go collectively.” Because the 12 months attracts to an in depth and we’re all about to take a much-deserved break for the vacations earlier than the beginning of a brand new 12 months, I take into consideration this proverbial knowledge and the way it applies to ADAA’s work in 2022. I take into consideration how grateful I’m that ADAA has the help, contributions and collaboration of our skilled members in addition to members of the general public. I take into consideration how grateful we’re for our allies, influencers, donors, and company and group companions. And I believe how we’ve got achieved a lot this 12 months due to all of you, collectively.  

Our mission, our dedication to our members, our dedication to the general public, and our model have all flourished this 12 months. Whereas issues weren’t “sluggish” by any means, we did take a deliberate step again to essentially consider the place we have been and the place we’re going. We remained steadfast within the goal of our work however took a extra centered and intentional method to collaborating, partnering and speaking with like-minded folks, organizations and enterprise suppliers.  

As our 2022 Affect Report highlights, we have been very busy this 12 months, making a psychological well being profession heart, now up and operating, laying floor work for a brand new Main Depressive Dysfunction peer-to-peer on-line group subgroup in addition to one for Submit-Traumatic Stress Dysfunction (each launching in 2023), and finalizing the brand new and enhanced Discover A Therapist Software, which can even be out there subsequent 12 months. Our annual convention occurred in Denver in March, and we’re gearing up for the 2023 convention in Washington, DC in April, for which I have to thank our superb convention committee and all those that submitted. It’s going to be an inspiring occasion and we’re trying ahead to being collectively once more. 

ADAA has at all times understood the significance of togetherness. We work tirelessly and passionately to disseminate data and lift consciousness, present analysis, and spotlight new therapies to assist these in want. Individuals who undergo from circumstances like nervousness and melancholy honest much better when they don’t seem to be, or don’t really feel, alone. And with the assistance of our board, our members, our companions, our employees, and the shared experiences of the general public, we are going to proceed to make sure that anybody who suffers doesn’t have to take action alone. 



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