A shot rings out in the middle of the night…
A bottle of pills next to the bed…
Another brother lost…
Another sister gone…
Most people don’t have to look very far to see the devastating effects of suicide. It could be a friend, a brother, a sister, a parent, or even a child, that took their own life because they didn’t see any other way out to stop the pain. It could be a soldier suffering in silence for years after an IED attack left him with a TBI and PTSD or a first responder who has seen too many of life’s tragedies.
Fortunately, depression is treatable. While oral antidepressants help approximately 60% of those who take them, there remains another 40% for whom a different treatment is needed.
TMS, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments haven't been effective.
The Lazarus Project seeks to connect those with chronic, treatment-resistant depression and who face geographic and financial barriers to care with one of the most powerful, FDA approved, non-invasive depression treatments available:
(Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)
Sometimes, people just need a helping hand to get them back on their feet and become productive again.
There was already an epidemic of depression, anxiety, and suicide throughout the Rockies in the U.S. prior to COVID-19. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health has only become worse throughout the country, particularly for at-risk groups (World Health Organization, New York Times, AP ). Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and face economic uncertainty (WSJ), and have been forced to self-isolate due to the quarantine, increasing levels of anxiety and depression.
Aside from the FDA Approval for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and numerous research studies proving the effectiveness of TMS, we have personally witnessed the life-changing power that TMS can provide for people that we know and care about.
We aim to provide this transformative mental health care to those suffering from chronic, treatment-resistant depression, and help them get back to living.
Please consider joining our mission and donating so we can purchase the TMS equipment, office space, staff, and mobile units to help as many as possible.
The Lazarus Project is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Lazarus Project are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Lazarus Project's tax identification number is 85-0943608.