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5 Ways You Can Help Advance Brain Health This Holiday Season

Together, we have the potential to help improve research and lives. We need your help to advance brain health for military service members, Veterans, and all Americans.

Over the past year, COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, and many are struggling with increased stress and anxiety. The pandemic has also had a profound effect on people with pre-existing mental health conditions, including many of our nation’s Veterans, as heightened stress and isolation disrupt their normal support channels.

Brain diseases and disorders can impact anyone!

Research suggests long-term stress can negatively impact the brain—from long-term impairments to the nervous system and cognitive function, to increased susceptibility to illness and disease.

We need your help to advance brain health for military service members, Veterans, and all Americans.

5 Ways You Can Make a Difference Today

Support Veterans Taking Action to Advance Suicide Prevention

Tragically up to 22 American Veterans and service members die by suicide daily.

In an effort to bring hope and awareness to this crisis, Marine Veteran Infantryman, Scout Sniper and survivor of a family suicide Tristan Wimmer developed 22 Jumps, a fundraising campaign to support the research of Cohen Veterans Bioscience. This initiative centers on BASE jumping 22 times in honor of individuals who took their own lives too early, and to advocate for effective solutions through research.

Watch Tristan discuss this effort with Frank Larkin, Navy SEAL (ret.), 40th Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. Senate, Suicide Survivor and Chair of our Veterans Advisory Council.

Please join Tristan in his efforts to raise $22,000 to advance Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research, a major risk factor for suicide.

Help Fast-Track Targeted Treatments for People Suffering from the Life-Changing Effects of PTSD

The mental health effects of the coronavirus may take as significant a toll on our society as the physical effects. There is a pressing need for more effective solutions and more research. There have been no new FDA-approved therapeutics for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 18 years.

We’re working to solve this problem through robust and rigorous research that will help us better understand the biological underpinnings of PTSD and discover more effective solutions for the condition. You can also donate while you shop with AmazonSmile.

Make a Difference That is Meaningful to You: Host a Facebook Fundraiser

At least 1 in 5 people will be affected by brain disease or brain injury in their lifetime. Brain disease is personal, and it affects all of us. 

How to host a Facebook Fundraiser for Cohen Veterans Bioscience:

  1. Login to your Facebook account
  2. Visit our Facebook Fund page
  3. Set a financial goal and a time frame
  4. Share your reason for supporting CVB and brain health research
  5. Publish your fundraiser, then share it with your friends and family

Make Time for Mental Health this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a stressful time of year for many people, especially those suffering from brain diseases including mental health conditions. It’s important to recognize that the holidays can heighten stress and anxiety and to work towards taking care of your mental health. Here are different ways to cope with stress and manage your mental health.

Help Combat Stigma by Raising Awareness

The holiday season is a stressful time of year for many people, especially those suffering from brain diseases including mental health conditions. It’s important to recognize that the holidays can heighten stress and anxiety and to work towards taking care of your mental health. Here are different ways to cope with stress and manage your mental health.

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