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Is the FREE THERAPY resource really Free?
Yes 100% free for the person struggling. AAAD makes the connection with the Therapist, pays for 3 sessions up front and the individual only has to worry about scheduling the first session. No cost. Ever.
Is AAAD only for Athletes?
No. The Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression foundation was founded by an athlete so that is where the name comes from. However, the foundation helps anyone and everyone suffering from a Mental Health Battle get the resources that they need.
How is my money used if I donate to AAAD?
As of this writing in August 2022, 100% of the funds used go to creating Mental Health Resources to those in need. AAAD is an all volunteer non-profit and all of the donations are used strategically to help those in need.
Does AAAD have a location I can visit?
Not yet! AAAD handles all business inquiries and connections virtually at this point or at events around the country.
What ages of individuals does AAAD help?
Any and all ages. AAAD takes each situation with a unique approach and helps connect the individual suffering to the proper resource regardless of age.
Does AAAD help sports teams?
Yes, in multiple ways. AAAD has partnered with numerous organizations to help them put on Mental Health Awareness events and initiatives. AAAD’s Founder, China McCarney, has also worked with teams on Mental Health Culture and proper Mental Training implementation.
How can I get involved with AAAD?
Reach out! We are always excited to hear from people and what ideas they may have to help AAAD reach more people. Post on social media, talk to your community or do anything you can to #BeTheChange for Mental Health.
Is AAAD's founder's name really "China"?
No haha! China is Ryan McCarney’s nickname but what he is most known by in the athletic and professional world. China was his first word as a baby so it became his nickname.