Mental Illness

Approximately one in five Canadians will experience some type of mental health issue or illness in any given year. For many living with a mental health issue or illness, the care options that are currently available are not always adequate. Brain Canada’s Mental Health Research Initiative is developing and implementing effective prevention and intervention strategies in diverse settings related to mental health care for Canadians.

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Dr. Tarek Rajji, researcher at CAMH, received a Bell Let’s Talk – Brain Canada Mental Health Research Program Grant to support his research to enhance theta burst stimulation as a treatment for depression.

Our Projects

Brain Canada’s rigorous scientific review process gives donors and partners a trusted mechanism to ensure projects are chosen based on merit, innovation, and potential for impact.

$26,669,398 invested

52 grants awarded

Making a significant difference in the lives of people in Canada doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes a network of visionary partners committed to investing in change. As a national convenor and facilitator, Brain Canada works with partners from coast to coast to drive innovative brain research. Some of our partners in supporting mental health research include:

How you can help

Brain Canada funds the very best Canadian neuroscience, fostering collaborative research and accelerating the pace of discovery, in order to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians who suffer from brain disorders.