The Change Your Brain Foundation is dedicated to ending mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health. Established in 2008 by Daniel Amen MD, the foundation supports cutting-edge brain-imaging research, brain health educational programs, and funding for treatment for people in need. At the Change Your Brain Foundation we know that you’re not stuck with the brain you have—you can make it better. This insight fuels our commitment to scientific research, educational outreach programs, and cost-free care for people in need.
- Fund scientific research to improve our understanding of neuroimaging and its application in psychiatric practice.
- Educate everyone—but especially children, veterans, and first-responders—on how to improve your brain health.
- Provide financial support to people in need who require this new treatment model.
WE NEED A RADICAL NEW APPROACH TO THE BRAIN ISSUES
THAT STEAL MINDS AND LIVES!
Since 2000, over 350,000 veterans have sustained a TBI, and the effects on veterans and society will have a 70-year tail. Each day an estimated 16.8 veterans die by suicide.
90% of children and adolescents who die by suicide have a mental health condition. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 10 to 34.
1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the next 30 years with no cure on the horizon.
Organizations that complement our mission and help us break the stigma around mental health by furthering our goals to educate everyone on the importance of brain health, conduct cutting-edge research, and help people in need so that everyone can have the great brain that they deserve.
See what others think about the positive impact we have on brain health and how society looks at mental health.
Myself, my son and my grandson all played for the NFL, and we were all part of the NFL study funded by the Foundation. We’re all doing better now, thanks to the Amen Clinics program that has helped treat our brain injuries that you can’t even see. So how do we help people change and see the damage that they are doing to their brains? I want to support efforts that help people change their lives by changing their brains.
ROY WILLIAMSFORMER NFL PLAYER
If I could go back in time and give myself anything for the sake of my well-being and everyone I ever cared for, I would make sure I received the gift of “Brain Healthy Habits” while still a teen. Since I cannot do that, the next best thing I can do is help to ensure that every teen I work with today has that opportunity.
MICHAEL PETERSONCOUNTRY MUSIC SINGER AND BRAIN HEALTH ADVOCATE
Despite a successful 30 year Army career, my brain SPECT scan showed I had the ability to improve my brain further. I am actively engaged in brain healthy habits and passing them on to the veterans I support within my organization. With this powerful understanding and program, life just keeps getting better thanks to the work of the End Mental Illness Now Foundation.
COLONEL (R) JILL CHAMBERS, U.S. ARMYCEO THIS ABLE VET, LLC
I am a peak performance guy- I don’t want to come to Amen Clinics just because there is a problem, I come to enhance and take my life to the next level.
I highly recommend Amen Clinics to everyone who is looking to improve their health, promote longevity and care for their overall wellness. My life would not be the same without the lessons I learned from them.
Before I came to Amen Clinics, I was depressed and my anxiety was off the charts. Due to 300 hours of Hyperbaric oxygen treatments and having been so disciplined with my recovery I feel like I’m finally getting closer to feeling like myself again.
Playing a contact sport for so many years did so much damage it mesmerized me into not noticing the slow progression of brain function loss. I wish I had knowledge of this science while I was playing professional football- it would have helped prevent all of what had been lost over the years.
Amen Clinics and Dr. Amen helped to rescue my memory and brain which has changed my life.
I didn’t want to feel foggy and I didn’t want to continue doing damage to my brain. So I made big lifestyle changes that have completely healed my brain.
It took me many years to screw my brain up so it has taken me years to rehab it, too, to bring back some normalcy. It‘s a process, but I can feel the results.
Because of Amen Clinics, the shroud of a life-long mystery has been lifted which in turn has given me a real chance at life and has allowed my children and I a precious chance to get to know each other all over again.
Over the past 20 years, my colleagues and I have made thousands of referrals for brain SPECT imaging, because it helps to change lives. SPECT decreases stigma, as people see problems as medical and not moral, and people get better faster when you look at the brain before trying to change it. Your gift to the End Mental Illness Now Foundation will help alleviate the suffering of people who will in turn help others. It is a gift that may last for generations!
DR. EARL HENSLINAUTHOR, PSYCHOTHERAPIST
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