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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

About this Organization

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental illnesses. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

Contact Information


Available in English and Spanish

1-866-615-6464 (toll-free)
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech impaired callers, please use the relay service of your choice.

National Institute of Mental Health
Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 6200, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663

Type of Organization
State or Territory Served