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and treatment of mental illnesses.

Celebrating 75 Years of Research, Discovery, and Hope

For 75 years, NIMH has transformed the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research—bringing hope to millions of people.

To mark our 75th Anniversary, we’re hosting a year-long celebration to reflect on key scientific advances and milestones in NIMH history and look ahead to future directions. Join us for special events and explore the videos, podcasts, and feature stories on NIMH research and its impact.

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75th Anniversary Events

The Evolution of Mental Health Research

This symposium will highlight advances in brain and mental health research over the past 75 years and look ahead to continued progress and innovation. 

Date and Time

September 13, 2023
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. ET



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NIMH Scientific Discoveries Over the Past 75 Years

Over the last 75 years, NIMH-funded research has advanced our knowledge of mental health and improved the lives of people affected by mental illnesses. These feature stories provide an in-depth look at a selection of scientific advancements in mental health, including research on the brain and behavior, mental illness, and the development of new treatments.

Save the date for the start of the series in September.

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NIMH Mental Health Matters Podcast

Hosted by NIMH Director Dr. Joshua A. Gordon, the NIMH 75th Anniversary Mental Health Matters podcast series explores the stories behind influencers and innovators in mental health research and takes you into the lives of people living with mental illnesses.

Join us in September for the launch of the Mental Health Matters podcast.