Idaho Partner in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outreach Partnership Program
The Institute of Rural Health at ISU is the Idaho partner in the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program (OPP). This nationwide initiative is from the NIMH's Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison (OCRPL) with support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
As members of the OPP, the IRH participates with other national and state organizations to strengthen the public health impact of research by disseminating the latest scientific findings; informing the public about mental disorders, alcoholism, and drug addiction; and reducing the associated stigma and discrimination. The Program also provides NIMH with the opportunity to engage community organizations in a dialog to help develop a national research agenda to improve America’s mental health.
Clinical Trial Participation
Clinical trials are the foundation of medical research. The National Institute of Mental Health conducts and funds many clinical trials for interventions relating to mental illnesses. People who participate in clinical trials test new treatments that, if proven effective, could enhance mental health treatment in the future. A guide for participants in clinical trails at the National Institute of Mental Health has more details.
To find clinical trials that are currently recruiting for participants in Idaho, go to clinicaltrials.gov. From the homepage, search for "Idaho", click "Include only open studies", then choose the "By Topic" tab to select the types of studies you're interested in. For example, you could select Conditions - By Category, then Behaviors and Mental Disorders.
Suicide Prevention Videos
These new videos from NIMH include discussions about warning signs of suicide and critical new suicide prevention research findings:
Suicide Prevention & Research (Video) includes a discussion about warning signs as well as progress in suicide prevention.
Suicide Prevention Research (Video) includes a discussion about critical suicide prevention research.
- National Institute of Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov
- National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://www.nida.nih.gov
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: http://www.samhsa.gov
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Clinical Trials: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/trials
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Trials: http://clinicaltrials.gov
- Idaho NIMH OPP project team: firstname.lastname@example.org, (208) 282-4436
This document was developed, in part, with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the State of Idaho, and Idaho State University. However, the contents herein do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the State of Idaho or Idaho State University. The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of any funding agency.