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Voluntary 177-Member Council Reviews More Than 1,200-Annual Grant Applications, for Nation’s Top Non-Governmental Funder of Mental Health Research Grants

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Senator Peter Domenici

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD) mourns the passing of our dear friend Senator Pete Domenici.

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Constance E. Lieber

Constance E. Lieber, who served as President of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, formerly known as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) from 1989 to 2007, is the recipient of the 2017 Honorary Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health. Mrs. Lieber transformed her family’s experience with mental illness into a lifetime of support for psychiatric research into schizophrenia, depression and other mental illnesses. 

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Treatment–Resistant Depression

An important discovery has been made at the University of Pittsburgh. It raises the prospect that there may be an entirely new way of relieving major depression in people who repeatedly have failed to respond to existing treatments—people at elevated risk for suicide whose lives are often unrelentingly dark and full of anguish.

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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

The Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health was established in 2014, and is awarded annually to recognize individuals or organizations that are making a profound and lasting impact in advancing the understanding of mental health and improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness.

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