Learn About Research

MHA-Kentucky tracks research into the prevention and treatment of mental illness and through its Advocacy programs, urges appropriate levels of financial support. Some of the research activities we follow include:

NARSAD, the Brain and Behavior Research Fund, raises money from donors around the world and invests it directly in the most promising research projects in mental health.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a federal agency that generates research on mental illness interventions, mental illness and public health, and the causes of mental disorders.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a federal agency that funds demonstration programs and underwrites state mental health and addiction services.

The University of Louisville Depression Center is part of a nationwide network of leading depression centers and academic medical centers that have come together to effect a transformation in the field of mood disorders making diagnosis affordable, accessible and acceptable.