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Research opportunity - Survey on Faith and Mental Health

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 Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth and National Director of Research and Quality Assurance 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.

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This study is an anonymous online survey about Christian faith and mental health. The researchers are interested in understanding the relationship between faith and mental health — how a person’s faith may affect the way they experience and understand symptoms of a mental health condition and seek support, and how experiencing a mental health condition may affect their faith and spiritual practices. The online survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. After completing the online survey, interested participants may be invited for a more in-depth interview with the researchers.

Participants may be eligible for this study if they:

  • Have had some affiliation with a Christian church or spiritual practice
  • Have experienced symptoms of a mental health condition

This study is being conducted online. Interested participants can access the survey here.

If you have questions or would like more information, please refer to the participant consent information at the survey link. You can also contact the research team directly at

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