By supporting key strategic medical research initiatives worldwide, Mending Minds Foundation (MMF) aims to change the trajectory for children with devastating post-infectious neuroimmune disorders, including Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS).
A massive number of children are experiencing these devastating neuroimmune disorders, which is creating a mental health crisis worldwide that greatly impacts the lives of children and their families. Because these diseases are believed to be organically based and immune-mediated, prompt diagnosis and medical treatment can yield better outcomes and restore happy childhoods. Families with children suffering from these conditions face a shocking lack of resources and understanding. Only through increased research will diagnostic and therapeutic care improve.