ONE MIND™ is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to curing the diseases of the brain and eliminating the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and brain injuries. ONE MIND™ sponsors groundbreaking new research and creates portals to shared scientific data, leading to improved diagnostics, more effective treatment, and, ultimately, cures for all types of mental illness and brain injury.

1 in 3 people will suffer brain illness or injury in their lifetime.
Brain diseases and injuries cost society as much as $2 TRILLION per year in the US and EU.
Brain disorders and injuries cost society more than cancer and cardiovascular disease COMBINED.
1.7 MILLION Americans have Autism.
1.7 MILLION Americans suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury every year.
Approximately 1 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease.
Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease.
For every soldier killed in war in 2012, about 25 veterans took their own lives.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH AND DISABILITY in America.
By 2023, over 46 million American adults will suffer from a mental disorder.
53,000 Americans die every year due to Traumatic Brain Injury.
8 teenagers die EVERY DAY in the US from TBI.
Neurological disorders constitute 12% of total deaths globally each year.
There are 5 MILLION Americans living with TBI-related disabilities.
Mental disorders make up 35% of the cost of all non-communicable diseases worldwide.
5.3 MILLION Americans have lifelong disabilities due to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Direct and indirect cost of TBI is $76 BILLION per year in the US.
Nearly 8% of the US population suffers from POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS in their lifetime.
300,000 soldiers suffer TBI and/or PTS.
Women are about twice as likely as men to develop PTSD.
There is 1 military suicide per day in the US.
FOUR people commit suicide EVERY HOUR in the United States.
In the U.S., serious mental illness causes earnings loss of $193.2 billion annually.
90% of suicide victims have a TREATABLE MENTAL DISORDER.
Nearly 10% of people with SCHIZOPHRENIA commit suicide.
Number one sport per capita for traumatic brain injury is GIRLS SOCCER.
HALF A MILLION children under 14 go to the emergency room every year for TBI.
Funding for brain research from government and pharmaceutical companies is DECREASING EVERY YEAR.
Someone develops Alzheimer’s Disease EVERY 68 SECONDS.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in US adults.
Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults.
TBI patients are up to 5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Medicaid and Medicare spend $130 BILLION per year on Alzheimer’s patients.
One in 10 high school athletes involved in contact sports sustain a concussion each year.
Over 400,000 Americans have Multiple Sclerosis.
An athlete who sustains a concussion is 5 times more likely to sustain a second concussion.
People with TBI are nearly twice as likely to report binge drinking.
The lowest rates of Multiple Sclerosis are in countries nearest to the EQUATOR.
20% of U.S. troops returning from combat tours show symptoms of PTSD or major depression.
DEPRESSION is the LEADING CAUSE of disease burden in the U.S.
Nearly 7% of American adults had a MAJOR DEPRESSIVE EPISODE in the past 12 months.
81.1 million people will be affected by dementia by 2040.
Over 2 MILLION Americans over the age of 18 suffer from BIPOLAR DISORDER.
About one in 10 individuals will have at least one epileptic seizure in their lifetime.
TBI victims are 50% more likely to suffer from depression.
Over 2 MILLION Americans have SCHIZOPHRENIA.
Among people with MS, physical disability contributes to a nearly 70% unemployment rate.
The annual medical cost of Schizophrenia in the US is OVER $32B.


CEO Update

December 10, 2013

Seattle, WA: Since my last report in July, we have seen very significant progress on our pilot research program (Gemini) to develop better diagnostics and treatments for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).  The Gemini Program has several critical components: the clinical collection of large amounts of data from thousands of new TBI patients; the standardization of these data into Common Data Elements; the adherence of the research participants to collaboration, data sharing and the principles of Open Science (more on this below); and the creation of a data exchange portal through which in-depth research can be conducted (the Apollo Portal). Please read about our amazing quarter of success in my full update.

My best wishes to you and yours for a joyous holiday season!

Very Respectfully,
Pete Chiarelli
CEO, One Mind
General, U.S. Army (Ret.)

View the full "CEO UPDATE" here.


HOMEWARD BOUND TELETHON on the Military Channel Sunday to Benefit ONE MIND

November 7, 2013

Seattle, WA (July 31, 2013): One Mind has been designated as one of the five beneficiaries of the 1st Annual Homeward Bound Telethon, which will be broadcast on the Military Channel this Sunday, November 10 at 7 p.m. Eastern and 4 p.m. Pacific.

Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna will host the four-hour national telethon to support American veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Music legend Connie Francis co-hosts, show features Secretary of State John Kerry, Country Music Star Trace Adkins, Bette Midler, Henry Winkler, Dr. Phil McGraw, Lou Diamond Phillips, Blake Shelton, Kevin Spacey, Jason Bateman, James Brolin, Gloria Loring, Mark Harmon and the Cast of NCIS.


CEO Update

September 5, 2013


First, let me extend my personal thanks for your continued support of the ONE MIND mission.  Your generosity and dedication has provided us with the opportunity to make great strides in the past several months. To read about all of them please take a look at the "CEO Update" that outlines our recent accomplishments as well as the road ahead. I would request that you keep in mind that every single step of progress we have made has been with the support and cooperation of far too many partners, donors and collaborators to name. ONE MIND is truly about bringing everyone together to accomplish great things. Inside you'll read about a number of exciting developments including our focus on the Patient, the construction of our Apollo Data Exchange Portal, a very interesting research fact sheet, a feature article by Stephen Johnson entitled "Science, Politics and Intellectual Property", and a review of the ONE MIND Summit at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
I thank you again for your support and look forward to reporting back even greater strides next quarter.
Very Respectfully,
Pete Chiarelli
CEO, One Mind for Research
General, U.S. Army (Ret)

View the "CEO Update" here.




August 28, 2013

Seattle, WA. Stephen Larson, Ph.D, ONE MIND’s Chief Information Officer will be expanding his responsibilities as the Chief Executive Officer of MetaCell, LLC, a bioinformatics services startup. As a result, he is moving on from his full-time role at One Mind for Research. His leadership over the past year and a half has enabled ONE MIND to develop its Apollo program strategy, build public-private partnerships around its informatics mission and successfully launch the 1.0 version of its Data Exchange Portal at its 2013 Annual Summit.



August 9, 2013

Seattle, WA. Beginning Saturday, August 10, the Marines of Always Brothers will be running for over 24 HOURS STRAIGHT to honor their fallen brothers and raise money for ONE MIND’s mission to find better diagnostics and treatments for TBI and PTS. There is lots more information on our website, facebook, and twitter pages. Please check them out and be sure to “like” or “follow” ONE MIND. On Sunday morning at about 9 a.m., the Marines and the other teams will finish in the North Plaza of CenturyLink field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC.

Join us there or make a donation!



June 14, 2013

Baltimore, MD — The 2nd Annual ONE MIND Summit took place at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Leaders from government, academia, research, technology, and industry convened for three days of presentations, discussions, and networking that offered a rare opportunity for cooperation and collaboration.



June 12, 2013

One Mind has extended its relationship with Thomson Reuters to implement tranSMART, the open source platform that allows the scientific community to share data, collaborate to improve diagnostics and discover more effective treatments for patients suffering from CNS- and TBI-related diseases.



May 31, 2013

Seattle - On Monday, June 3, One Mind CEO Pete Chiarelli and co-founder Patrick Kennedy will attend the National Conference on Mental Health at the White House. President Obama and Vice President Biden will host the Conference as part of the Administration’s effort to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness about mental health. President Obama will deliver opening remarks and Vice President Biden will deliver closing remarks to conference participants.