As the NIMH Outreach Partner for the State of Vermont, NAMI Vermont disseminates the latest in research findings, clinical trials, and current news in the world of mental health.

What is NIMH? The National Institute on Mental Health is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.

What is NIMH’s mission? NIMH’s mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cures. NIMH supports groundbreaking basic, clinical and translation research.

What is the Outreach Partnership Program? A collaborative nationwide initiative of NIMH’s Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liasion (OCRPL) and is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

As a program partner, NAMI Vermont will help strengthen the public health impact of research on mental illness by:

  • Fostering more widespread understanding about mental disorders, the brain, and behavior, thereby helping to reduce misperceptions and negative attitude towards mental illness;
  • Increasing awareness of the role of basic, translational, and clinical research in the understanding, prevention, and treatment of mental illnesses; and
  • Increasing awareness about the opportunities to benefit from participation in mental health research.

Here are some important links to resources provided by NIMH–

NIMH Homepage:

NIMH Outreach Partnership Program:

NIMH Clinical Trials:

NIH Clinical Trials:


Outreach Partnership Program Updates:

January 15, 2016

February 1, 2016

March 1, 2016

March 15, 2016

April 1, 2016

June 1, 2015

June 15, 2015

July 5, 2016

August 1, 2016

September 1, 2016

September 15, 2016

October 1, 2016

October 15,2016

November 1, 2016

December 1, 2016

January 15, 2017

February 1, 2017

February 15, 2017