Current Projects

  1. Adapt and test the most promising youth mental health resiliency/suicide prevention program (YAM) in Montana and Texas high schools (Matt Byerly, MD and Madhukar Trivedi, MD)
  2. Develop a brain function analysis tool to improve diagnosis of anxiety and depression in youth (Rebecca Brooker, PhD)
  3. Identify brain “biosignatures” that predict which people with Alzheimer’s disease will benefit from a promising new treatment (TMS) (Matt Byerly, MD, Soo Borsen, MD, and Western Montana Mental Health Care)
  4. Collaborate with SiteOne Therapeutics to develop a non-opioid treatment for chronic pain
  5. Testing a next-generation, computerized (online) therapy for depression in rural communities and health care systems (Mark Schure, PhD and John Greist, MD)
  6. Supporting the development of a mental health focus within MSU Extension (Sandra Bailey, PhD)
  7. Multi-site schizophrenia study seeking to improve treatment for those who have trouble taking medication regularly (Matt Byerly, MD and Otsuka)
  8. Study of mental health “biosignatures” to make diagnosing more objective, and therefore more likely to predict treatment response (Janet Lindow, PhD)
  9. Testing the Good Behavior Game, a behavioral intervention, in Native American elementary school-aged children (Janet Lindow, PhD and Holly Wilcox, PhD)
  10. Evaluating a contact-based mental health stigma reduction intervention for youth that incorporates the singing and story-telling of country artist Jason DeShaw (Mercedes Becker, BA, Matt Byerly, MD, and Jason DeShaw)

Projects in Development

  1. Equine-assisted therapy in combat veterans with PTSD (Paul Gatzemeier and HSHI)