We need your help to better understand how children’s brains develop.

Our community-based research study seeks to discover the biological roots of childhood mental illness. With your participation, we can help millions of struggling kids.




We are looking for children and adolescents ages 5-21 in the New York City area. Children with and without psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders can participate in the Healthy Brain Network.


Each family will receive:

  • A mental health and fitness assessment, including evaluations of physical activity, cognition, and mental health symptoms at no cost
  • A feedback session with a licensed clinician, including a discussion of the results of the mental health and fitness assessment at no cost
  • Local referrals through the HBN Referral Network with treatment recommendations when appropriate




Join the study today by filling out the sign-up form below or by calling 347.934.2880. Flexible appointments are available that will work with your schedule. Mobile research vehicles will help reach families in their communities. And all participants will be compensated up to $150 for their time.