For Brain Awareness Week every year, we join NAMI and other mental health organizations in promoting information about brain health and advocating for more research to better understand the brain and to discover more precise diagnostics and innovative treatment options for mental health conditions. While many of the 1 in 5 people with a mental health condition respond to treatment, mental illness is still a leading cause of disability in this country. There is an urgent need for better diagnostics, medications and new therapeutic interventions to treat mental health conditions and reduce mental health disparities. Read more about NAMI’s specific asks and sign up for email updates on NAMI advocacy actions.

Learn More About the Brain

Defeating Stigma with Science (NAMI)

The Transdiagnostic Dimensional Approach: Another Way of Understanding Mental Illness (NAMI)

The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know (National Institute of Mental Health)

Science education activity book for children 8-12 (National Institute of Mental Health)