Community Activities

Research to Strengthen People and Communities

Dr. Trivedi presents at TEDxPlano


The Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care is always striving to build bridges to better mental health and wellbeing for our community in Texas and beyond.

Accomplishing this means addressing the particular needs and levels of community involvement that make success possible.


Mental Health Months

International Boost Self-Esteem Month

  • 6th- 10th: National School Counseling Week
  • 6th- 10th: Black Lives Matter in Education Week
  • 12th -18th:  Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • 27th -Mar 5th: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Learn more about our programs focused on youth and the work of our Risk & Resilience Network with students and school systems here.

Mental Health Awareness Month

  • 1st-5th: National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 4th: National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
  • 17th: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  • 21st: Armed Forces Day
  • 31st: World No Tobacco Day

Our vision is a future free from the burden of depression. Learn more about our group, and our vision here.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

  • 4th -10th: National Suicide Prevention Week
  • 10th: World Suicide Prevention Day
  • 17th: National Physician Suicide Awareness Day
  • 18th -24th: Student Sleep Health Week
  • 28th: National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Learn more about our work with suicide prevention research here.


Celebrating our Community

CDRC Activities & Engagements

Being present in our communities is more important than ever, and to accomplish this involves our entire team. Team-building is an important part of our future, and integral to incorporating the community.


  • Discussions
  • Lectures
  • Panels

Community Engagement Events

With several initiatives, including resilience training and mental health education programs, we teach strategies and techniques that raise awareness about mental health and increase mental health resilience. 

We strive to build a network of community advocates, partners, and stakeholders to guide our efforts in bettering our communities.

These include:

  • Annual State of the CDRC
  • CDRC Community Showcase
  • Annual CDRC Fun Run/ Walk

Research & Faculty Recruitment 

Our vision is a future free from the burden of depression, and we understand that reaching this involves a wide array of skills and talents. Collaboration across our community is a large part of what we do.

These include:

  • Faculty recruitment
  • Research participant partners
  • Focus group
  • Board members

Educational Programming & Community Training Opportunities

Our team provides educational presentations to help raise awareness about the symptoms of depression, available treatments, and specific topics such as risk factors and warning signs for depression and suicide and recognizing depression in youth.

  • We strive to provide an engaging platform for individuals to better understand the multi-faceted topics related to mental health and wellbeing. Co-hosted by our Director, Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, each of our Brainstorm podcasts invites a new thought leader for discussion. Listen for free on PodBean.

  • Training opportunities include:



Stay Engaged


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