Searching For Normal

the story of a girl gone too soon

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www.nimh.nih.gov: With a budget of close to $1.5 billion a year, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest research organization in the world specializing in mental health. The NIMH website includes information on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders, as well as on clinical trials and research. NIMH is funding projects for the BRAIN Initiative through competitive grants. You can also find information on recent and upcoming legislative and policy activity related to mental health and resources for science educators. You can subscribe to the “National Institute of Mental Health Weekly Digest Bulletin” (delivered through e-mail) to stay on top of the latest research findings.

www.bbrfoundation.org: The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) is the largest philanthropic organization dedicated to research across all brain and behavior disorders. Since 1987, the BBRF has awarded over $320 million in grants to scientists around the world that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in brain and behavior disorder scientific research. One hundred percent of all donor contributions for research are invested in grants leading to discoveries in understanding causes and improving treatments of disorders in children and adults, such as depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. You can sign up to receive the latest research news in the BBRF weekly e-newsletter by clicking on “eNews Signup” in the top-right corner of the website’s home page.

www.afsp.org: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. See description above.