Matt Russell wrote -
Hi, I'm Matt. I have a downloadable record album coming out in 2012 called "Memoir: 1998-2000" that chronologically tracks my personal struggle with bipolar disorder and depression through the songs that I wrote during that three-year span. Thanks to the treatment I found and the support of family and friends, I'm living a happier, healthier life. Now, more than ten years later, I'm finally ready to embrace those years and put them to better use. A large percentage of the sales from "Memoir: 1998-2000" will be donated to these guys:
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the largest philanthropic organization dedicated to research across all brain and behavior disorders. They award scientists and researchers NARSAD grants that will lead to advances and scientific breakthroughs in the treating of mental illnesses. The NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression -- the former name of the BBR Foundation) grant is one of the highest distinctions in the field of mental health research.
Research has been funded in areas such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety Disorder, ADHD, Autism, OCD, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, among many others.
Over the last 25 years, the BBR Foundation has awarded nearly $300 million worldwide to more than 3,000 scientists. 100% of contributions made to the foundation go directly to research. Costs for administration and fund raising are underwritten by outside grants. They are a Better Business Bureau accredited charity and rated A+ by the American Institute of Philanthropy.
I stole most of that from their website. You should check them out at www.bbrfoundation.org. And stay tuned for my album, "Memoir: 1998-2000." There's a website for that, too: www.mattrussellmemoir.com. In the meantime, I invite you to donate to the foundation through this page.
Thanks for your support.