In 2018, the National Institute of Health (NIH) spent $6.3 billion on cancer research. The same year, they allocated a mere $500 million on research related to depression – despite the fact that the World Health Organization cites depression as the leading cause of disability worldwide.
This staggering disproportion of funding tells us that mental health research is critically under-funded and under-prioritized. We cannot let this hinder our quest for life-saving knowledge!
Read below how Rogers Behavioral Health is uniquely positioned to play an important role in groundbreaking clinical research studies that will allow us to better predict, prevent, and treat mental health and addiction challenges.
The future holds great promise, but it isn’t going to happen with a reliance on public funding. For research to continue to move forward, gifts from friends like you will play a critical role.
Will you please help? Make your year-end gift to Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation if you believe that clinical research can save lives. Together, let’s change the future of mental health!
Yours in mental health and wellness,
Rogers Behavioral Health responds to the need for clinical research
Rogers Behavioral Health has been gathering data for more than 20 years, making us the largest collector of patient mental health data in the country. This data collection is done at admission, bi-weekly during treatment, at discharge, and in a one-year follow-up. These datasets utilize open source tools, which allows Rogers to share statistical code with researchers, as well as operationalize our analysis.
Research at Rogers is guided by a clearly defined, three-pronged focus. This allows us to maximize current studies and resources, while strategically positioning us for new opportunities.
Rogers inherent access to large numbers of participants and their family members makes us a viable and valuable partner for research related to:
– Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
– Electroencephalogram (EEG)
– Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
Technology is at the forefront as we face unprecedented challenges to improve quality, reduce harm, improve access, increase efficiency, and lower costs. Rogers has, and will continue to make strides in research using:
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
– We have partnered with Cerner to help analyze hundreds of thousands of health records to develop algorithms that predict the likelihood of a suicide attempt. To date, this pilot study of individuals receiving inpatient care at Rogers has resulted in the highest predictability rate of any written or verbal assessment to date. When the study is complete, this information will then be used to steer the treatment process for a flagged individual and suggest a different treatment regimen after Rogers.
Cognitive bias modification (CBM)
Psychosocial treatments research
Psychosocial treatments include various types of psychotherapy, support groups, and rehabilitation to help individuals with mental illness and their families. These treatments can lead to fewer hospitalizations, as well as fewer difficulties at home, at school, and at work. Rogers goal is to make these empirically supported treatments better through translational research.