Friendship Circle’s UMatter Program Featured on WDIV Local 4 Broadcast
WDIV’s Local 4 news recently featured Friendship Circle’s UMatter program on their broadcast, as they visited Walled Lake Central High School for a week long campaign to address depression, suicide and mental health with teenagers. Link to story from Click On Detroit: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/program-aims-to-help-metro-detroit-students-with-feelings-of-depression-stress Video from WDIV Local 4 below: More information about UMatter is READ MORE »
Andrew Kukes Foundation Featured on West Bloomfield Civic Center TV’s “Parenting on the Go”
Sheena Monnin, host of West Bloomfield Civic Center TV’s “Parenting on the Go”, sat down with AKFSA Executive Director Lori Blumenstein-Bott to talk about social anxiety and the tools and therapy available to treat it. Link to article from CivicCenterTV.com: http://civiccentertv.com/parenting-on-the-go-social-anxiety/ Video of interview with Lori below:
Andrew Kukes Foundation Support to Help Expand Friendship Circle Teen Mental Health Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristin Sokul, [email protected], 248.626.0006 WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (August 14, 2017) – The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (AKFSA) and Friendship Circle announced they will partner to expand Friendship Circle’s UMatter program, focused on teen mental health. AKFSA will co-sponsor the program, providing a $250,000 grant in a five-year commitment. The READ MORE »
GSU Professor Uses Virtual Reality To Sooth Social Anxiety
Georgia Public Broadcasting sat down with Dr. Page L. Anderson of Georgia State University to talk about how virtual reality can help those with social anxiety. Link to article and audio interview can be found here: http://gpbnews.org/post/gsu-professor-uses-virtual-reality-sooth-social-anxiety. You can also listen to the audio interview by clicking here.
SMG- CAN & the Andrew Kukes Foundation: Selective Mutism Expert Training for Professionals
Dear Friends & Colleagues: You are invited to attend a 2-day workshop for professionals working with children who have been diagnosed with Selective Mutism (SM). This workshop is funded by a grant from the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (www.akfsa.org). Click here to read more and register for this event.
2015 Selective Mutism Conference–Early Bird ends September 10!
(From Selective Mutism Group) Early Bird registration ends on September 10! You are encouraged to register before September 10 to obtain early bird pricing. As mentioned previously, please note the change in time for the 2015 SMG-SMart Center Conference. The new time is 8:30am-5:15pm. Please see our agenda below. We hope to see you there! READ MORE »
The Importance of Recognizing and Treating Social Anxiety
Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety Co-Founder Jeff Kukes shares his son Andy’s story to discusses the importance of treating social anxiety and Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May explains the link between social anxiety and depression with WPLG Miami in April 2015 in support of AKFSA grantee Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s community event “Anxious Children READ MORE »
The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety Awards Grant to the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University
The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (AKFSA) has selected the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University as one of its 2015 grant recipients. AKFSA grants provide support to organizations focused on educational and outreach initiatives improving knowledge about and the treatment of social anxiety disorder. The AKFSA grant will support the work of READ MORE »
The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety Awards Grant to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America
The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety (AKFSA) has selected the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) as one of its 2015 grant recipients. AKFSA grants provide support to organizations focused on educational and outreach initiatives improving knowledge about and the treatment of social anxiety disorder. Grant support from AKFSA will support professional education READ MORE »
Meet AKFSA’s newest Mental Health Advisory Board Member, Frank Schneier, MD
Dr. Schneier has conducted research on social anxiety disorder since 1987 as a Research Psychiatrist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Professor at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Schneier’s work has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety disorder, and on improving understanding of its causes. He READ MORE »