Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network
Depression Screening & Better Care
The Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network is a research initiative of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC), which was created by the 86th Texas Legislature. The TCMHCC funds multi-institutional research with potential for mental health care for children and adolescents in Texas.
The CDRC collaborates with 12 Health Research Institutions and their respective clinics across Texas
– enrolling more than 1175 patients since 2020.
Why We Do The Work
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. This will be accomplished by evaluating the healthcare system in Texas as it relates to screening, responding, and monitoring youth symptoms indicative of depression and/or suicidal behaviors; and examining if the different ways in which youth depression presents in a primary care setting (e.g., sad v. irritable) might correlate with a best response with certain treatment (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy v. supportive therapy).
To learn more, visit our website.
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Texas A & M University
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock
- University of North Texas Health Science Center
- UT Austin Dell Medical School
- UT Health Science Center at Houston
- UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
- UT Health Science Center at Tyler
- UT Medical Branch
- UT Rio Grande Valley
- UT Southwestern Medical Center
One of our many programs focused on youth, YAM seeks to build a conversation and communication skills around mental health with students, schools, and families. Learn more here.
Dr. Trivedi and the VitalSign6 team are taking measurement-based care to primary-care and pediatric clinics. Learn more about VitalSign6 here.
For information about CDRC programs, research, or activities, contact us at CDRC@UTSouthwestern.edu.