Mental Health

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

1 in 5 of the world's population will be affected by a mental health condition at some point in their lives, making it a leading cause of disability. Currently, there is only limited range of treatments available to combat the enormous issue at hand.

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation helps new scientific ideas turn into life-changing break-throughs by providing initial grants to fund research. 100% of every dollar donated goes towards a research grant. 

Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $418 million to fund more than 6000 grants to over 5000 leading scientists around the world. Key research achievements include funding the largest genetic study of Anorexia Nervosa, as well as a long-term study which will help the diagnosis of Bipolar in youth.


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  1. World Health Organisation, "Mental Health" (2021).