Statewide Initiatives

To better understand the areas of greatest impact, we have identified and partnered with schools, community organizations, and healthcare systems on initiatives to improve the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders and enhance suicide prevention efforts. 


The CDRC has created three community networks that provide invaluable partnership in our statewide initiatives:

Mood Disorders Network/ Pediatric Mood Disorders Network

Comprised of clinical and community members to address gaps in the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and management of depression and other mood disorders.

Our projects include:

  • VitalSign6
    • Learn about VitalSign6 and Measurement-Based Care (MBC) here.
  • Cloudbreak Initiative
    • Learn more about our work with the Cloudbreak Initiative here.

Risk and Resilience Network

Comprised of local schools, colleges, and youth community organizations with a focus on preventing depression and suicide through education and engagement.

Our projects include:

  • Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM)
    • Learn more about our work with youth in schools here.
  • Blue Steel Program
    • Learn more about our resilience-focused program here.

Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network (TX-YDSRN)

The TX-YDSRN hub is led by Dr. Madhukar Trivedi at UT Southwestern and co-led by Dr. Sarah Wakefield at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. The purpose of this research network is to improve the evaluation of and response to the increasing problem of youth depression and suicide in Texas.

Learn more about the TX-YDSRN program here.



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