Mental Health Moonshot!

Mental Health Disorders are Biological Brain Disorders. Research for Cures!


Why are we in a Mental Health Crisis?

               For far too long, we have placed mental health on the back burner.  Extensive advances have been made in discovering the causes for many conditions deemed to be physical in nature. Due to this dedicated research, we now have far better treatments for heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, as well as other conditions and diseases. In turn, millions of lives have been saved. However, we’ve neglected one vital organ which is the one organ that controls all others. This organ is the brain, and it is where mental health conditions reside.


Where to go from here ……

            There has been a significant amount of discussion on the situational and environmental factors contributing to mental health conditions. However, not nearly as much light has been shed onto the biological and genetic factors which lie at the root of these conditions. We must extend our reach, looking beyond the horizon, to explore the ‘science behind’ mental health conditions and suicide.  Only when we look into the root causes of these, many times, debilitating and life threatening conditions, can we hopefully end the suffering.


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Cure Brain Disease - Mental Health Research!

Dear Signer,

Thank you for signing our petition!

Please Act Now to support a “Mental Health Moonshot!” movement requesting more funding for research into the biological, genetic, and epigenetic causes of mental health conditions and suicide. Mental health research is disproportionately under-funded in comparison to research endeavors for conditions which are deemed as ‘physical’.

Due to dedicated research, we now have effective treatments for heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, and many other conditions and diseases considered to be 'physical'. However, we have left out the one organ that controls all of the other organs. This is the brain. We are not speaking of brain tumors or strokes. We are speaking of something far more elusive; the brain's role in serious mental health conditions.

There has been much discussion about situational and environmental causes for mental health conditions. There has also been a focus on treatments which, quite often, are not very effective. However, very little funding has been set aside for the discovery of the genetic and epigenetic factors which are at the root of these serious conditions.

In recent years, transformational discoveries have been made in identifying potential biomarkers that predispose an individual to mental health conditions and suicidal behaviors. With this knowledge, we need to accelerate biological, genetic, and epigenetic research for early diagnosis of serious mental health conditions, thus allowing researchers to develop novel targeted curative therapies based on the molecular causes of these these conditions, which we view as brain diseases.

In order to accomplish these goals, far more funding is necessary for research. We must have a Mental Health Moonshot, like we did for cancer over 50 years ago! Think of the advances we have made in cancer treatments. Isn't it way past time to do the same for brain disease?

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Move Research Forward Through A Mental Health Moonshot!


Isn’t It About Time To Treat Mental Health Seriously?

(Please sign our petition to increase funding for research into the biological, genetic, and epigenetic root causes of Serious Mental Health Conditions; Biological Brain Diseases.)




Brain Definition: The brain is a complex organ that controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, hunger and every process that regulates our body.  (Johns Hopkins Medicine)

Brain Health = Physical Health

Mental Health = Brain Health

Mental Health = Physical Health

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Partnerships: Walt’s Waltz, CHCF Brain, Social Media Harms, Mental Health Advocate Network

We advocate for the following organizations: Mental Health Champions, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Mental Health America, Active Minds, and One Mind.

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