National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership Program
The Outreach Partnership Program is a nationwide initiative of the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) focused on increasing the public’s access to science-based mental health information by partnering with national and state nonprofit organizations. The Program emphasizes reaching historically underserved populations and providing opportunities for the public to participate in and benefit from research. There are 55 Outreach Partner organizations nationwide.
About Clinical Research
Clinical research studies are those in which individuals participate as patients or volunteers. Participation can result in access to the most advanced treatment available for mental and behavioral illnesses. Or simply, the gratification of assisting scientists in developing better ways to help people.
Research is our best hope for understanding and treating mental illnesses. Thanks to help from volunteers, medical researchers are learning more and more about the causes of mental and behavioral disorders, and are finding new ways to treat and prevent illnesses. Without this important relationship between research participants and those studying their illnesses, it would be much more difficult to improve health treatments.