Mental health challenges are the number one cause of disability in the United States and touch almost every individual, family and community. The UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence is taking the lead to address this public health concern. Our faculty are conducting cutting edge research into the causes of brain disorders, identifying new treatments and therapies, and implementing discoveries in our clinical care practices. We help bridge neuroscience research, mental health care and policy to improve the lives of those touched by mental illness. Philanthropic support will help us realize a brighter future in which science informs policy and research brings hope for people with mental illness.