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NIMH Information and Materials


NAMI Maryland is in its second year of being an  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outreach Partner, after first being selected in 2015..  NAMI Maryland joins a nationwide network of 55 mental health organizations committed to disseminating science-based information from NIMH about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders, and educating the public about the importance of research and the opportunities to participate in studies.


For over a decade, NIMH has supported organizations from every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico through the Outreach Partnership Program to increase the public’s awareness about the importance of mental health to overall health as well as the recognition that mental disorders are brain-based disorders, and that research is the way forward to understanding how best to treat, prevent, and ultimately cure mental illness.


On this page, you will find useful NIMH information and materials on a wide variety of topics.


Curious about the Partnerships around the country?  Check out this Outreach Partner Activity Map!



NIMH Homepage




CLICK HERE if you are looking for a clinical trial or more information about participating in a trial or study through NIMH.


NIMH Outreach Partnership Program Annual Conference


NAMI Maryland attended the NIMH Outreach Partership Program Annual Conference, August 18-20 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  

Here are some of the presentations that were delivered during the conference.  


NIMH Update

Thomas Insel, M.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health


Keynote Address: "The Mental Health Landscape - 2015 and Beyond"

Linda Rosenberg, M.S.W., President and Chief Executive Officer, National Council for Behavioral Health


Zero Suicide Initiative in Healthcare Settings

Richard T. McKeon, Ph.D., M.P.H, Chief, Suicide Prevention Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA


Suicide Risk Detection and Interventions in Healthcare Settings: What Do We Know? What Do We Need?

Jane Pearson, Ph.D., Chair, NIMH Suicide Research Consortium


Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE): A Research Project of the NIMH

John Kane, M.D., Principal Investigator, RAISE Early Treatment Program, Chairman of Psychiatry, The Zucker Hillside Hopsital/Hofstra University


Beyond RAISE: Establishing a Learning Healthcare System for Early Serious Mental Illness

Amy Goldstein, Ph.D., Associate Director for PRevention, Division of Services and Invervention Research, NIMH


Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Clinical Research Promotion

Kalene DeHaut, LCSW, Office of the Clinical Director, Intramural Research Programs


Mood Patient-Powered Research Network (PPRN), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Andrew Nierenberg, M.D., Principal Investigator, MOOD PPRN, Professor of Psychiatry, harvard Medical School, and Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital


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NIMH Publications


Are you interested in an NIMH Publication.  Click HERE for a full list of publications.  Please contact Ilisa Oman at if you would like a specific publication.