Finger Lakes Clinical Research (FLCR), a clinical research facility in Rochester, NY, operates under the direction of Dr. Sarah Atkinson and Dr Peter Deane. FLCR conducts clinical studies specializing in central nervous system (CNS) trials. These clinical trials encompass a broad range of illnesses including anxiety disorders, ADHD, major depression, bipolar (manic/depressive) illness and schizophrenia. In addition, we have conducted peripheral neuropathy (pain) studies and cancer pain trials.

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

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

You will soon have the opportunity to participate in Project RockSTARR and have a donation made in your honor to one of organizations below. If you want to know more about Project RockSTARR, please go HERE.

Thank you for being a part of this important research!

Finger Lakes 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-Finger Lakes is the Ithaca, NY affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). We seek to:

  • Support families and friends of people diagnosed with major mental illnesses
  • Educate families and the public about mental illness
  • Advocate for families and their ill relative

NAMI-Finger Lakes is a non-profit organization of volunteers, most of whom have loved ones living with mental illness. As a result, we are very familiar with local human services for people experiencing and living in recovery from from mental illnesses. Our volunteers and staff can share their knowledge and experience with you.

NAMI Finger Lakes
1321 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850-9408
Phone: (607) 273-2462

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County is a not-for-profit organization that has been promoting mental wellness since 1932!  We foster an environment to build skills and provide support to people who are facing a mental health challenge, empowering them to make informed decisions on their self-directed path to wellness through a variety of programs and services.  We envision a time when the stigma of mental illness will be eliminated and all residents of our community will have access to a full continuum of high quality, easily accessible, and culturally competent mental health services, regardless of ability to pay.

MHA of Rochester/Monroe Counties, Inc.
320 North Goodman St, Suite 202
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone (585) 325-3145

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. Depression and Bipolar Disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA peer to peer support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Visit a DBSA support group and get the support that is essential to recovery.

The Mood Disorders Support Group of NY (MDSG-NY) is a chapter of DBSA for NY.

DBSA New York / MDSG

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This is not a comprehensive list of all Finger Lakes advocacy organizations.  If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at  Thank you!