The IMHR Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Mental Health Research is our newest way to reward outstanding achievements in the science of mental health! Application due dates and awards dinner and gala scheduling will be announced soon! Visit our page to learn more!
Focus on Mental Health: IMHR’s Event Series
IMHR presents a series of talks about mental health from some of the best and brightest researchers, doctors, and scientists! Check out our events page to learn more about upcoming talks!
IMHR’s Research Grant Cycles
As always, our primary focus and mission is to fund research in mental health, so keep your eyes peeled for more information on our upcoming grant cycles!
The Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR) provides critical seed funding for research in the field of mental health. IMHR provides creative investigators and research teams the initial funding they require to explore the complex mechanisms that underlie the psychological and neurobiological processes of mental disorders. The goal of IMHR’s efforts is to further understand the nature of mental disorders, their effect on the individual and their family, and to develop effective treatments to ameliorate them.
$2 million dollars
Follow-up research support from federal and foundation sources has brought $10.64 for every dollars that IMHR has invested in seed projects
A total of 49 research scientists have received seed support since 2001
THE IMHR BOARD
Keith Crnic, Ph.D.
Michael F. Meyer
Mark Landy, CPA
Latest IMHR News and Blogs
IMHR’s Executive Director, Dr. Keith Crnic, was just published in the Scottsdale Independent with a hard-hitting piece about mental health and fatherhood! You can read the full text below or click here! As the director of ASU’s Parent-Child Relations Lab, it seems appropriate to me that Father’s Day would come after Mother’s Day — moms are Read more about IMHR in the News: Don’t Forget About Fathers’ Mental Health[…]
Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! In the United States, the month of May has been dedicated to raising awareness and providing information and resources about mental health since 1949. This year marks the 70th anniversary of this campaign! We at the Institute for Mental Health Research have made it our mission to fund research on mental Read more about Happy Mental Health Awareness Month![…]
Mother’s Day is a spectacular reminder of all that the women in our lives have done and continue to do for us on a daily basis. Women’s mental health issues are increasingly prevalent (or increasingly reported and documented) and are gaining considerably more traction in the research fields of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. Research in Read more about Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Institute for Mental Health Research![…]
This week, IMHR appeared in the Arizona Republic with a hard-hitting op-ed by Keith Crnic and Mike Meyer on why we need to tackle mental health in a new way! The content of this article can be found below for those who may have missed it. In 2019, Let’s Tackle Mental Health from New Angles Welcome Read more about IMHR in the News: “In 2019, Let’s Tackle Mental Health from New Angles” – The Arizona Republic[…]
Have you heard? The Institute for Mental Health Research has teamed up with the Arizona Coyotes, our resident NHL ice hockey team, to support mental health research with an exclusive ticket deal! If you buy tickets for the game on February 7th against the Columbus Blue Jackets, $5 from your ticket purchase will go towards Read more about Mental Health Awareness Day with the Arizona Coyotes[…]
Are you looking for an easy, painless way to give back, make a difference, and help our cause? Try using Amazon Smile! Amazon Smile is exactly the same Amazon experience, products, and prices, but for every purchase you make, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the profit to the non-profit 501C3 of your choice. When you Read more about An Easy Way for You to Help Support Mental Health Research![…]
The commonality of mental health issues in America is often vastly underestimated. Mental health issues in the United States are significantly more prevalent than we often realize. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, almost 20% of Americans have issues with mental illness, nearly 45 million people. In most cases, mental illnesses appear before Read more about Mental Illness Prevalence in America[…]
May is national Mental Health Month! This is the time we raise awareness and increase understanding of mental health issues and their treatments and prevalence, both in America and globally. Mental Health Month provides us with a golden opportunity to combat stigma and provide accurate information. 1 in 5 adults in the United States are Read more about Happy Mental Health Month![…]
Psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, are devastating illnesses that are characterized by symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thought and speech. Yet, growing research has suggested that the greatest barrier faced by individuals in their recovery from psychotic disorders is declines in cognitive functioning. Unexplained worsening of skills such as memory, problem-solving, and attention is Read more about Guest Scientist: Psychotic Disorders and Metacognitive Remediation – Dr. Nicholas Breitborde[…]
At IMHR, we believe that research is the future of mental health and care. Since our founding in 2001, IMHR has given millions of dollars in research grants to nearly 50 scientists in Arizona who are paving the way for innovation and improvement, and those grants then incur larger pools of funding on the national Read more about The IMHR Prize is Coming![…]