Mental Illness Prevalence in America

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[…]

Happy Mental Health Month!

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![…]

Focus on Mental Health: Identifying Substance Abuse Among Mentally Ill Adolescents

The Institute for Mental Health Research is kicking off a new series of events — Focus on Mental Health — that have been created to share information with the public about mental health. The focus of these events will be on innovation and best practices in research and practice, and many of the events will Read more about Focus on Mental Health: Identifying Substance Abuse Among Mentally Ill Adolescents[…]

Guest Scientist: Abnormal Blood Vessels in the Eye Linked with Schizophrenia – Dr. Madeline Meier

Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness characterized by psychosis (i.e., hallucinations, delusions) and cognitive deficits. Despite more than a century of research, the causes of schizophrenia are unclear. Recently, however, researchers discovered something that they think will help them understand why some people develop schizophrenia. Researchers discovered that people with schizophrenia have abnormal retinal blood Read more about Guest Scientist: Abnormal Blood Vessels in the Eye Linked with Schizophrenia – Dr. Madeline Meier[…]

IMHR Gets A New President

The Institute for Mental Health Research has been under the wise and meticulous reign of Mike Meyer, the founder of Meyer Consulting and one of the masterminds behind IMHR and its many successes since 2001. Under Meyer, the Institute for Mental Health Research has grown and blossomed into the wonderful organization it is today, having Read more about IMHR Gets A New President[…]

IMHR’s Early Psychosis Intervention Center (Epicenter)

Under the tutelage and guidance of Dr. Nick Breitborde, an expert in psychiatry, schizophrenia, and psychosis, IMHR has spearheaded an ambitious and game-changing project in mental health care: a center, backed by a research institute, dedicated to helping teens and young adults struggling with early episodes of psychotic disorders. Why is this center so outside Read more about IMHR’s Early Psychosis Intervention Center (Epicenter)[…]