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 Monthly Event Series
IMHR and PSA Epicenter have collaborated to bring you a series of monthly talks about mental health from some of the best and brightest researchers, doctors, and scientists! Check out our events page to learn more about our 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
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![…]
Have You Heard? IMHR’s First Annual Symposium on Early Intervention for Psychosis is Coming to Phoenix in February!
The Institute for Mental Health Research has endeavored over the past few months to create a series of engaging educational events for 2018 that showcase all the nuances and advances that have been made and are being made in the field of mental health research. This past year, the doors opened at the IMHR’s Epicenter, Read more about Have You Heard? IMHR’s First Annual Symposium on Early Intervention for Psychosis is Coming to Phoenix in February![…]
We hope that 2018 will be our most spectacular year yet! We have numerous exciting endeavors and projects underway that we can’t wait to share with you, including our first annual Symposium on Intervention for Early Psychosis, a new series of monthly events, and the IMHR Prize and Gala, all of which you can read Read more about Happy New Year from IMHR[…]
In recent years, society has begun to recognize and tackle the stigmas that are present in our world. Often, it is the most apparent subjects — matters that are often addressed in politics and conversation — that receive attention for the stigmas associated with them: race, ethnicity, class, disabilities, gender, etc. Those who suffer with Read more about On Mental Illness and Stigma[…]