“There is currently a substance use crisis in our country. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is eager to join the Sound the Alarm for Kids campaign to support bold principles promoting children and adolescents' emotional and social health. We must increase resources for our nation’s youth to ensure they have equitable and early access to the comprehensive, evidence-based, addiction prevention and treatment services they need to live healthy lives.”

William F. Haning, III, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAM, President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine

At Young Invincibles (YI), we have heard from young adults time and time again, that they wish they have had a better behavioral health system provided to them and their families growing up. A system that would have prioritized prevention, accessibility, cultural competency, and parity. We have reached a point in history where mental health has been designated as a priority by the White House but it is not enough. YI is proud to be a partner for the Sound the Alarm for Kids Campaign so we can help raise awareness for this national emergency that has started way before the pandemic but has now accelerated to a point of complete urgency.

Cameron Vigil, Rocky Mountain Engagement Manager of Young Invincibles

COVID-19 has had many dire consequences, including the catastrophic emotional turmoil thrust upon our youth, who were in no way equipped to navigate the uncertainties of a global pandemic. It’s time to listen to our experts and address this crisis head on by improving access to care; building a larger, more diverse workforce of providers; and prioritizing prevention and early intervention efforts. As a former educator, I’ve seen first-hand the long-term ramifications of untreated mental health challenges. We cannot stand idly by when the futures of so many are at risk.

Amy Kennedy, Education Director of The Kennedy Forum

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Pediatrics

AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Hospital Association

American Mental Health Counselors Association

American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association

American Society of Addiction Medicine

America's Essential Hospitals

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Association of Children's Residential & Community services (ACRC)

Catholic Health Association

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Children's Defense Fund

Children's Hospital Association

Child Welfare League of America

Clinical Social Work Association

Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action

Exceptional Families of the Military

Family Voices

Federation of American Hospitals

First Focus on Children

Global Alliance for Behavioral Health & Social Justice

International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses

Juvenile Protection Association (JPA)

Mental Health America

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health

National Association for Behavioral Healthcare

National Association for Children’s Behavioral Health

National Association for Rural Mental Health

National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

National Association of School Psychologists

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

National Council for Mental Wellbeing

National Latinx Psychological Association

National League for Nursing

National Military Family Association

National Parent Teacher Association

On Our Sleeves

Psychotherapy Action Network (PsiAN)

REDC Consortium

RI International, Inc.

Root Cause Coalition

Sandy Hook Promise

School-Based Health Alliance

School Social Work Association of America

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine

Start Your Recovery

The Baker Center

The Barry Robinson Center

The Jed Foundation

The Kennedy Forum

The Trevor Project

Tricare for Kids Coalition

Trust for America's Health

United Way Worldwide

WellSpan Health

Young Invincibles

Youth Villages