Eric was a bright shining light in the lives of many. He was caring, smart, cultured, hardworking, generous, determined and passionate about many things including the environment, sports, technology and energy. You can ready Eric's obituary HERE.
In his mind, he fought a buge battle against the pain caused by bipolar disorder. Each day, he fought that war to overcome the debilitating effects of the illness.
On October 21, 2016, he lost that battle and passed away from suicide, leaving many completely devastated by the loss of such an amazing individual.
Eric always researched how to overcome bipolar disorder and he was convinced that research was the way. Throught scientific advances, the disorder could be better understood and eventually cured, to ensure that the lives of those suffering in silence could be improved.
This fundraising effort is to support precisely advances in the research of a cure against bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.
All of your contributions will go DIRECTLY to support impactful research and help to some day eradicate these terrible illnesses.
Thank you for your generous support in Eric's memory and also in honor of all those with mental health conditions.
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.