Altea Research, founded in 2012 by Jelena Kunovac, M.D., M.S., conducts Phase II to IV studies, focusing on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety disorders. Dr. Kunovac, along with Associate Medical Director Mustafa Rawaf, D.O.. are passionate about working in under-served communities and indigent populations in and around Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with mental health illnesses.

Below, you will find several advocacy organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information on your condition.

Altea Research Local Advocacy Organizations:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI NV offers information and resources for individuals living with mental health illnesses.

NAMI Southern Nevada
4525 S Sandhill Rd Ste. 116
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone: (702) 219-1675

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

The DBSA Southern Nevada is a locally-run, independent affiliate of the National DBSA. DBSA is the largest support organization in the nation, devoted exclusively to mood disorders. The DBSA Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization run by individuals with mood disorders and their allies.

DBSA Southern Nevada
Phone: (702) 787-8918 or (702) 750-5919

Kyler’s Kicks was founded by 14 year old Kyler Nipper. Kyler was stabbed in his chest in school over his shoes. After emergency surgery saved his life, Kyler struggles with PTSD. Kyler finds healing for himself and others through Kyler’s Kicks. Kyler’s Kicks has proudly given away over 30,000 pairs of shoes since the day that Kyler almost lost his own life over his shoes. In October of 2019, when Kyler was 14 years old, he opened the first free mental health lounge designed by teens for teens in Las Vegas, NV. Teens in 6th-12th grade benefit from free therapeutic programs such as art, music, meditation, and group therapy along with free life skills programs such as entrepreneurship, etiquette, budgeting and financial programs at Kyler’s Kicks Lounge. Our Teen Board of Directors ensure that we are positively impacting the world as we heal and grow together at Kyler’s Kicks Lounge.

Kyler’s Kicks and Kyler’s Kicks Lounge
4323 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89121

The Mica Foundation strives to enrich the community by affecting positive change in the mental health, personal development, and relationships of local youth, veterans, and families through equine experiences based on the gold-standard EAGALA method of EAP in a beautiful, safe, and friendly setting. The Mica Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization setup in 2011 for the purpose of improving the quality of life for children and adults with physical, behavioral, or emotional needs through Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and horsemanship programs. The Foundation uses horses to help at-risk youth, veterans, and families re-build their lives.

The Mica Foundation
310 N. Gibson Road
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: (702) 354-2738

Rethink Mental Health promotes mental health empowerment and education in an effort to eliminate the stigmatization of people suffering with mental illness, especially children and young adults. Through our many initiatives, we strive to improve the way society treats and views people with mental health issues. As a result, more people can speak openly about what they are experiencing and seek professional help without the fear of judgement, discrimination or harassment.

The negative stigma on mental health is a serious issue in today’s society. In public stigma, the population endorses stereotypes of mental illness leading them to discriminate against people with that label. Research shows that people with mental illness have fewer opportunities related to work, independent living, and primary health care because of public stigma. Rethink Mental Health Incorporated was founded with the mission to change that with four main initiatives:

  • We host speaking events for schools, businesses and other organizations to educate on ways to combat mental health stigmas.
  • We promote social awareness by inviting others to take the Pledge to ReThink the Stigma and spread this mission.
  • We facilitate a safe space to discuss mental health topics and empower people so they no longer feel alone or ostracized.

Rethink Mental Health
1311 Gloria Lane
Boulder City, NV 89005

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