This is a HUGE step forward for mental health. The Royal Ottawa Hospital has just received it’s largest individual donation in history by a mystery person. The money will be spent on mental health research and discovery. Wow!!
Today, The Royal announced the biggest individual donation in its history — $6 million from an anonymous donor, earmarked to accelerate the future of mental health research and discovery. This donation gives The Royal the opportunity to support some of the most creative, pioneering young minds looking to focus their passion on innovative mental health research. It funds a new research incubator called Emerging Researchers in Mental Health (e-RIMh) through The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR), affiliated with the University of Ottawa. “Right now with mental illness, we are where we were with heart disease and diabetes more than 100 years ago,” says Dr. Zul Merali, President and CEO of the IMHR. “We need curiosity-driven, innovative researchers — the best and brightest young minds — eager to advance the field of mental health research.” The program is the first of its kind in Canadian mental health research. It’s looking for five of the best and brightest early-career researchers eager to make the next big discovery. Apply now: theroyal.ca/eRIMH #research #ottawa #ottcity #ottnews #mentalhealth #mentalillness #donation #charity #canada #mentalhealthresearch #neuroscience #psychology #brain