Skip to main content

Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Celebrating 75 Years! Learn More >>

 Archived Content

The National Institute of Mental Health archives materials that are over 4 years old and no longer being updated. The content on this page is provided for historical reference purposes only and may not reflect current knowledge or information.

Message from the Director on the Strategic Plan for Research


Dr. Joshua A. Gordon: At the National Institute of Mental Health, we set the national agenda for mental health research, and it's an exciting time to be at the helm.

Scientific advances are rapidly transforming neuroscience and mental health care.

Computational approaches have revolutionized data science and data sharing.

Every day, we're learning more and more about the brain, and gaining a better understanding into the origins and causes of mental illnesses.

We've developed the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research to take advantage of these opportunities.

Using this plan as a guide, NIMH aims to support high-quality, impactful research and to translate this research into clinical practice, services delivery, and policy. Learn more about this plan at