Research to Strengthen People and Communities
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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:
Our outreach team in Fort Worth is helping us expand our vision across DFW. Learn more about our programs here.
Community engagement is an important aspect of our work. Learn more about our vision here.
Youth engagement about mental health is critical to building resilience and a terminology to improve communication. Learn more about our Blue Steel program here.
Having biological tests that can help us diagnose depression early will improve outcomes and guide treatments. Learn more about our 10-year program seeking to isolate biosignatures here.
The CDRC showcased its work at Moncrief Cancer Center as part of our Spring events series. Learn more about our advances here.
For information about CDRC programs, research, or activities, contact us at CDRC@UTSouthwestern.edu.