Ranked as the second most prevalent handicap in the world, mental disorders is a medical, human and financial challenge. Even though it is a problem that concerns one out of every five people in France, those that are affected continue to suffer from stigma and discrimination.
Mental illness: an illness like any other
Fondation FondaMental proposes a new approach to mental illness. Being at the very heart of the concerns of all those involved, patients, families, associations, practitioners, researchers... It embodies a promise of genuine modernity by transcending common beliefs in striving to attain a benevolent society.
Fondation FondaMental has set itself the following missions:
- Encourage early diagnosis to improve patient management and prognosis;
- Accelerate psychiatric research in France in order to increase early detection, better understanding of the causes of mental disorders and to develop innovative treatment;
- Train health care professionals and persons concerned (patients, families, the corporate world);
- Inform the general public in order to change attitudes towards mental illness and towards destigmatisation.