With your help, we can build awareness and fight the stigma of mental health research.

Mental health clinical research is a particularly challenging area within research. The disparity between mental health research and other disease research is vast even though today’s mental health research is not only safe and a viable care option for those living with mental illness, but research is the only way to find better treatment options and the only way we can ever find cures.

The National Call to Action to Support Mental Health Research was established in response to this need.

The STARR Coalition convened stakeholders from across the research industry and advocacy who share our sense of urgency and passion for mental health research.

Our mandate is to

  • Increase public awareness of the safety and benefits of mental health clinical research, and
  • Motivate the public to actively support mental health clinical research, just as with cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other indications.

We focused on finding actionable ways individuals and organizations can increase public awareness and support the advancement of mental health research… simple things that you can do today.

Enter your information below to register your support and receive updates on this National Call to Action to Support Mental Health Research.

Together, we will make a difference.

Steering Committee

Kathy Bernstein, Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Jeffrey Borenstein, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Emily Freitag, Sage Therapeutics

Nichole Gutierrez, Pillar Research Group

Kimberly King, Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Patricia Marcy, Northwell Health

Andrei Pikalov, Sunovion

Debbie Plotnick, Mental Health America

Linda Stalters, Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA)

Adam Simmons, Alkermes

Lesley White, Alkermes

Bethany Yeiser, CURESZ Foundation

Luke Kramer, The STARR Coalition

Erica Moore, The STARR Coalition

Carol Witham, The STARR Coalition