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Spread the Laughter & Support Research for Mental Illness

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Our goal
Support next generation therapies to ultimately prevent & cure brain and behavior disorders
The Challenge

Mental illnesses are real & prevalent in our Nation, 1/2 of us will have a mental health diagnosis

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being. Engaging in prevention, early identification, and early intervention are effective ways to reduce the burden of mental illnesses. Treatments are more effective at early identification, which makes for better progress toward recovery and leading a full, productive life. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation gives grants for new diagnostic tools/early intervention to recognize the early signs & treat as early as possible

Spreading awareness of Mental Health Disorders through laughter! “We Don’t Laugh Because We’re Happy, We’re Happy Because We Laugh” quoted from William James. It has been proven that laughter therapy helps with Anxiety, Depression, and more! Laughter releases endorphins which is our natural feel good chemical. It also activates the release of serotonin which is what antidepressants also do

Our Solution

Spread the Laughter to Help Support Mental Illness Research

Your contributions will award research grants to scientists for the most innovative ideas in neuroscience & psychiatry to better understand causes & develop new treatments for brain & behavior disorders. Grants are given to recognize early signs of mental illness, treating them as early as possible, new therapies to retrain the brain and reduce symptoms, new ways of studying and understanding the brain. The video shown is a 2017 grant winner in finding new approaches in cognitive testing.

The research is done for the following illnesses:
• addiction
• attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• anxiety
• autism
• bipolar disorder
• borderline personality disorder (BPD)
• depression
• eating disorders
• obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
• post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• schizophrenia

Spread the laughter. Make a video or photo of you laughing, telling a joke, making a funny face, wearing a funny mask, something that will make people laugh or just a photo. Challenge your friends and colleagues to do the same and post to social media or just donate to Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

Your Impact

Spread the Laughter for Mental Illness, Donate to Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Donate to support Brain & Behavior Research Foundation whom awards research grants with 100% of your contributions to scientists for the most innovative ideas in neuroscience & psychiatry to better understand causes & develop new treatments for brain & behavior disorders. Grants are given to recognize early signs of mental illness, treating them as early as possible, new therapies to retrain the brain and reduce symptoms, new ways of studying and understanding the brain.

Pledge spending
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    Awarding research grants

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