1 in 5 adults live with a Mental Illness, 20% of children either currently or at some point during their life have had a mental disorder. More than 450 million people around the world live with mental illnesses. I am competing in my first ever full Ironman Triathlon in Mt. Tremblant Canada August 20th, 2017. Yes, the preparation for this event which is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run is grueling and a struggle but it cannot compare to the struggles that people with mental illnesses go through every single day. Mental Illness covers such a wide array of topics, from Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, OCD, PTSD and Schizophrenia. Please join me in being a small part in the journey to help find a cure, there is no donation that is too small and 100% of donations go directly to research.
Since 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded more than $365 million to fund more than 5,000 grants to more than 4,000 scientists around the world.
The mission of the Foundation is to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
100% of donations for research are invested directly into research grants thanks to the generosity of two family foundations that underwrite operational expenses at the Foundation.
The funding model of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation encourages new and innovative research in that we are able to support new ideas from bottom up generated by scientists.
The Foundation only funds scientists whose research is reviewed and recommended by a world-renowned Scientific Council including Nobel Prize winners and chairs of psychiatric departments.