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mental health education

Research Matching
Find the Research Study for You

There are a lot of misconceptions about mental health therapy and medications. Although many treatments can be helpful the truth is, not all of them work for everyone. There's not one simple cure. Our Research Matching program unites the military community with the research community in order to change the approaches and understanding of mental health treatment by working with researchers focused on innovative, new strategies for treating and preventing mental health illnesses. We provide free research matching services for military families who are looking for local studies to participate in. We also help spread the work about select studies have proven to be the most promising in the mental health field. By spreading the word about innovative research we can help drive progress and innovation in mental health treatment in the military community.

mental health education

Outreach
The Biology Behind Mental Health

The brain, like other parts of the body, can be injured and affected by illness, but for some reason health issues regarding mental health are viewed with skepticism, fear and misunderstanding. Ally Research challenges this stigma surrounding mental health in the military community by discussing the physical aspects of mental health and teaching mental health biology in an interactive and exciting way. Mental health is just as much physical as it is mental. Sometimes injuries can result in dizziness and confusion, like a concussion, and sometimes they can result in PTSD. Our goal is educate and inform the military community about how the inner workings of the brain and the body can lead to mental health symptoms. We believe that by educating military families about how mental health problems arise through physical changes, we will address the mystery and stigma associated with mental health illness.

mental health education

Resources
Get Updates on the Latest Mental Health Programs

A major roadblock for seeking help for mental health issues is the sense of loss of control over treatment. “I need to take care of this on my own” and “I don’t want to take medications” are common concerns about therapy. At Ally Research, we are focused on helping military families define their own treatment. We provide information about innovative breakthroughs and alternative resources for mental health treatment that range from traditional talk therapy to self-help tools and animal therapy. Not any one treatment has proven effective for everyone. Our goal is to show the military community that treatment is not something to be forced upon you but a choice for you to define.

At Ally Research we believe that progress begins with the community and succeeds with the help of those who have the tools to make a difference. By uniting the military and research community Ally Research bridges the gap between the struggle at home and the breakthroughs that can help.