Firmex Donates in Support of Mental Health this Holiday

Firmex, one of the most widely used provider of virtual data rooms, today announced its fourth annual donation of $20,000 to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF).

TORONTO, December 16, 2021 — Firmex®, one of the most widely used providers of virtual data rooms, today announced its fourth annual donation of $20,000 to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF).

Made on behalf of Firmex clients, the donation reflects Firmex’s belief in the BBRF’s mission to alleviate suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

“On the heels of another challenging year, mental health has been top of mind as we’ve adapted to evolving new normals. Our support of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation has become an important Firmex tradition, and we’re proud to contribute to the funding of innovative research again this season. We hope our donation benefits our communities and helps to improve resilience and recovery from mental illness,” said Joel Lessem, CEO of Firmex. 

Support of the BBRF helps scientists generate new ideas from the bottom up to treat brain and behavior disorders. These include the early support for optogenetics, deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and rapid-acting antidepressants. Since its inception in 1987, the BBRF has awarded more than $430 million to fund over 6,200 grants to 5,100 scientists in 560 organizations worldwide. 
For more information on funding cutting-edge research to find cures to mental illness, please visit

About Firmex Inc.

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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation:

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness. These illnesses include addiction, ADHD, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia, as well as research on suicide prevention. Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $430 million to fund more than 5,100 leading scientists around the world, which has led to over $4 billion in additional funding. 100% of every dollar donated for research is invested in research grants. BBRF operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants. BBRF is the producer of the Emmy® nominated public television series Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, which aims to remove the stigma of mental illness and demonstrate that with help, there is hope.

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