Charitable donation by virtual data room provider goes toward supporting young scientists conducting neurobiological and psychiatric research.
TORONTO (PRWEB) DECEMBER 23, 2019
Firmex, a global provider of virtual data room and secure document sharing solutions used by more than 140,000 companies worldwide, today announced its second annual holiday contribution to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation on its customers’ behalf. The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation awards research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness.
“At Firmex, giving back is a part of who we are. Over the years, one issue that’s been close to our hearts is mental health. Our hope is that in sustaining this tradition of supporting the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, we’re truly making the holidays happier and mentally healthier,” said Joel Lessem, CEO of Firmex.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 450 million people around the world live with mental illness. To help address this, now for the second straight year, Firmex’s donation of $20,000 goes toward the foundation’s Young Investigator Grant Program, which provides financial support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological and psychiatric research.
The work of these young investigators includes research into technologies that stimulate the brain non-invasively in a wide range of disorders including ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia, suicide prevention, and depression. For more information, please visit bbrfoundation.org.
About the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness. These illnesses include addiction, ADHD, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia, as well as research on suicide prevention. Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $408 million to fund more than 4,800 leading scientists around the world, which has led to over $4 billion in additional funding. 100% of every dollar donated for research is invested in research grants. BBRF operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants. BBRF is the producer of the Emmy nominated public television series Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, which aims to remove the stigma of mental illness and demonstrate that with help, there is hope.
About Firmex Inc.
Firmex is a global provider of virtual data room and secure document sharing solutions. As one of the world’s most widely used virtual data rooms, Firmex supports complex processes for organizations of all sizes, including diligence, compliance, and litigation. Whenever professionals need to share sensitive documents beyond the firewall, Firmex is their trusted partner. A Firmex subscription provides simple, safe, and stress-free document sharing without hidden costs or complexity. Since 2006, Firmex has helped over 140,000 companies worldwide take control of their confidential documents. For more information, please visit firmex.com.