Thursday, August 26, 2021

National Institute of Mental Health, Our Trusted Link for August 2021

National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. Its mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. Their goals include

  • defining the brain mechanisms underlying behavior
  • examining the course of mental illness in lives (example)
  • working to prevent and cure mental illness
  • improving public health. 

Their major programs include

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, the original agency was chartered in 1946 by President Harry Truman. Since 1992, it has been part of the National Institutes of Health.  Its 2020 budget was $1.63 billion, with over 500 employees. 

Hundreds of free brochures, guides, reports and fact sheets, some in Spanish as well as English, are available. Some are written for consumers, some for health professionals. Many are available in either printed or PDF format. Shipping charges are applied. 

In addition to multimedia presentations and videos, NIMH provides online viewing of the Director's Innovation Speaker Series, a series of lectures dedicated to innovation, invention, and scientific discovery

Free email subscriptions available

  • NIMH News (general announcements)
  • Inside NIMH email newsletter on funding awards
  • Funding Opportunity Announcements
  • Discover NIMH emails on raising mental health awareness
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