NAMI is committed to ensuring that the most effective treatments for mental illness are available to those who need them. Determining which treatments are most effective requires research. When NAMI is approached to be involved in research of any type, at any level, we take it very seriously. NAMI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth and National Director of Research, Support and Education Dr. Teri Brister thoroughly review the research protocols and methodology and the documentation that the study has been approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to assure the safety of those involved.
NAMI does not accept financial compensation for recruiting clinical trial participants. NAMI also does not endorse any products or treatments. We share these research opportunity notices with you, our field leaders, to distribute at your discretion if you believe that members of your community may be interested in participating in these trials.
WHAT IS THE STUDY?
This study is an anonymous online survey, with the potential for a one-hour follow-up interview. The goal of this study is to better understand how people in areas that have limited mental health care find comfort, help, and treatment for their mental health symptoms. Participants who complete an interview will be compensated with a $25 gift card.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Participants may be eligible for this study if they:
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Have lived experience of mental health symptoms/conditions, or
- Have provided formal or informal care to a person with mental health symptoms/conditions
There will be 100 people participating in this study.
WHERE IS THE STUDY TAKING PLACE?
The study will take place remotely. To access the online survey, please visit https://ineedhelpnow.us/ and click the green “Survey” button.
If you are selected for a follow-up interview, the interview can be conducted over the phone or through a digital messaging platform depending on your preference.
HOW DO I LEARN MORE?
The documents attached have additional information about the study. If you have questions or would like more information, please refer to the study website: https://ineedhelpnow.us/