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NAMI is committed to improving the lives of people impacted by mental health conditions through effective treatments, equitable public policies, and greater knowledge and understanding in society. Research is essential to advance each of these goals.
When NAMI is approached to be involved in research of any type, at any level, we take it very seriously. NAMI’s medical director, Dr. Ken Duckworth and Director of Information & Support Dr. Teri Brister thoroughly review the research protocols and methodology and the documentation that the study has been approved an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to assure the safety of those involved.
NAMI does not accept financial compensation for recruiting research 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 studies.
If you have questions about research at NAMI, please visit or email us at

This study is an online survey for people with mental health conditions and their family members and friends. The goal of the study is to learn more about how people with mental health conditions seek help and the ways that their family and friends may influence and support them. This research will help us understand what makes help-seeking easier or more difficult, allowing us to develop better resources for help-seekers in the future.
The survey has two sets of questions. One set is for people with a mental health condition, and the second set is for family members and friends of people with a mental health condition. Participants will be asked to select the set of questions that best applies to them. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Participants will have the option to submit the survey anonymously or to provide an email address. If you choose to provide your email address, you will be entered in a raffle to win an Amazon gift card. Contact information will not be stored or used for any purpose other than notifying raffle winners.
Study participants can access the survey using this link:

Participants are eligible for this study if they:

• Are aged 18 and older
• Have a mental health condition, or are the family member or friend of a person with a mental health condition
Approximately 500 people are expected to complete this survey.

If you have questions or would like more information, you may contact the researchers directly. Jordan DeVries and Dr. CJ Fleming are researchers at Elon University in North Carolina and members of NAMI NC.
CJ Fleming can be reached at

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