Our Goal: Provide therapeutic solutions to warfighters suffering from brain injuries and mental health disorders. Mental Health Restored is a campaign under MTEC's philanthrophic arm of Lives Restored, to support clinical trials that test new therapies to treat TBI (traumatic brain injury) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
Why Is This Needed?: The vastness of destruction entailed in warfare places an enormous stress on the mental fortitude of our warriors. Whether through direct trauma to the head or from the relentless strain of peril and vision of devastation, our warriors incur heightened rates of mental debilitations.
- Over 8,000 severe brain injuries have been recorded during Iraq and Afghanistan warfare.
- PTSD affects about 7.7 million American adults in a given year and is the fifth most prevalent mental disorder in the U.S. with higher rates observed in veterans.
How Your Donation Will Help: Treating TBI and PTSD remains one of the top priorities for the Department of Defense (DoD). Their goal is to treat TBI as close to point of injury as possible, to reduce primary and secondary brain damage and the onset of PTSD. The current standard of care for TBI is based on management of symptoms and there remains no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drug therapy for the treatment of TBI. We are seeking to develop a therapy that will reduce or remove ailments, better incorporate these warriors into our society, decrease lost duty time, and mitigate the life-long disability and rehabilitation costs associated with these post-injury conditions.
Donate Today and Help Us Find New PTSD Therapies. Thank you for your support!
The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is a 501(c)(3) biomedical technology consortium collaborating under an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).