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As a nonprofit organization, CRI relies in part on the generous support of individuals. CRI refers to these supporters as Bridge Builders, because they play a critical role in bridging the gap between science and service. The support of individual donors helps fund service implementation and research studies in areas like addiction, depression, psychosis and suicide prevention… yielding results that literally save lives. Become a Bridge Builder today by clicking here and selecting CRI. If you are passionate about a particular project listed below, please leave a note in the Comment box. If you would like to talk with someone about your areas of interest, please contact April Bragg at (615) 460-4139 or April.Bragg@centerstone.org or complete the form on the contact page to have her contact you.



The Knowledge Network
The Knowledge Network is a national collaboration of academic researchers, mental healthcare providers, policymakers, and industry leaders committed to dialogue and action in an effort to reduce the disparity between today’s healthcare reality and tomorrow’s cures. Of the 33 million Americans seeking behavioral health treatment annually, approximately 26 million are not receiving the best, most effective care. The mission of the Knowledge Network is to eliminate the delay in bringing cutting-edge treatments to standard patient care settings. Over the next three years, the Knowledge Network (see strategic priorities) is seeking to rapidly expand its current footprint into other sectors, such as corporate, education, etc. in order to connect these communities and promote wellness along a continuum of care. Be a part of this transformative effort. You may contact April Bragg at (615) 460-4139 or April.Bragg@centerstone.org for more information.

CRI is seeking funding to support cutting-edge research in schizophrenia treatment through collaboration with world-renowned researcher Dr. Herbert Y. Meltzer. Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness characterized by often frightening delusions, hallucinations, withdrawal from family and friends, mood disturbances, and suicidality. Each year, approximately 2.4 million Americans suffer from schizophrenia, and about 100,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with schizophrenia each year. The cost of this illness in the US is over $60 billion dollars annually in addition to its devastating impact on families. This project will engage CRI’s Knowledge Network and expand the research on clozapine. This project is estimated to cost $1.2 million.

Personalized Medicine for Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol problems are the third leading cause of death in the US, affecting more than 18 million Americans, with a cost of more than $200 billion per year. Please support CRI, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in research that uses “patient-centered therapy” to analyze genetic and clinical biomarkers from patients in order to discover the underlying cause of their alcohol addiction and the optimal treatment based on their individual brain mechanism. Total cost of this study is $1.2 million.

Artificial Intelligence
Be a part of the next generation in mental health treatment. CRI is seeking funds to deploy a cutting-edge clinical decision support system (CDSS) utilizing artificial intelligence techniques to derive meaningful patterns in clinical data in order to deliver improved, individualized care for mental illness and addiction disorders. The total cost of this project is $185,000.

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