The Healthy Brain Network in the News

Below are clips from TV news programs, radio spots and newspaper articles, commenting about the work we do, what the Healthy Brain Network brings to the community, and in some cases telling the stories of individual families that participated in the study.  If you’re more interested in hearing participants’ feedback about the study experience, check out What Others Say about the Healthy Brain Network.

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WNYC examines the study’s search for physical markers that could one day lead to new diagnostic tools for mental health and learning disorders and explores the Mceachern family’s desire for technology that can make more definitive mental health and learning diagnoses.


Searching 10,000 Brains for Signs of Mental Illness

Researchers from the Child Mind Institute are scanning the brains of 10,000 New York City children to find physical proof of psychiatric disorders. They started on Staten Island.


NY1 writes about the launch of the Manhattan office, highlighting what participating families get out of being a part of the project.

Child Mind Institute Launches Healthy Brain Network to Improve Mental Health

The Child Mind Institute announced it’s launching the Healthy Brain Network Thursday at Staten Island Borough Hall, through which families with children ages 5 to 21 experiencing mental health issues will receive a complete free evaluation and participate in several psychological tests.


CBS New York

Dr. Max Gomez of CBS New York explores the ins and outs of the Healthy Brain Network by following Jimmy Squillante through his visit.  During the segment, he speaks with both Jimmy’s mom, Meg Squillante, and Dr. Michael Milham, the director of the Healthy Brain Network.  Watch the video, below.

Study Of Kids’ Brains Underway In NYC

The largest comprehensive study ever of children’s brains is underway in New York. CBS2’s Dr. Max reports on the Healthy Brain Initiative.


The Staten Island Advance

The Staten Island Advance writes about the initiative’s launch on Staten Island, emphasizing that early diagnosis and treatment is important when it comes to helping children with mental health and learning disorders.  Then they followed up with a second piece highlighting how many children go undiagnosed and why mental health and learning disorders are difficult to diagnose in children.  They also published an Op-ed from Healthy Brain Network Director Dr. Michael Milham in response to a young Staten Island teen’s suicide.  In it, Dr. Milham cites suicide statistics and calls the community to action.

Initiative to provide free psychiatric evalutions to 10,000 NYC kids

Staten Island, N.Y. — One in every five American children and adolescents — or 17.1 million of the 74.5 million children under the age of 18, according to the U.S. census — are affected by psychiatric and learning disorders. But the majority of them do not get treatment.

Do your part: Helping kids with mental health disorders (commentary)

By Michael Milham, MD, PhD, Director of the Healthy Brain Network and the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute As a native Staten Islander and child and adolescent psychiatrist, I was deeply saddened by the rash of suicides…

Children’s mental health study to begin on Staten Island in the spring

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Manhattan-based non-profit clinical group is looking for Staten Island children to participate in a study of 10,000 people to help better diagnose and treat psychiatric and learning disorders.

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