Evidence-based resource for stakeholders

CMHRR is dedicated to providing all stakeholders with rigorous, data-driven information in mental health. Our mission includes performing novel and high quality research to diagnose and treat mental illnesses in Montana communities and similar rural regions.

MSU Extension – community outreach and education    

CMHRR and the MSU County Extension Agents in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development of the MSU Extension recently have partnered to expand Extension’s role in serving Montana in mental health education. The role of the MSU Extension is to translate evidence-based results to communities who would directly benefit from their findings. For this collaborative project, the CMHRR is providing training and education for Extension faculty who will administer educational mental health resiliency and suicide prevention programming for Montana youth. Working together, the CMHRR and the MSU Extension will increase the mental health workforce and resources for Montanans.

Collaboration building

Like many diseases, mental illnesses are complex and require a variety of specialists employing a broad range of approaches to discover innovative ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat them. The CMHRR strongly encourages collaborative efforts among research experts, health service providers, and community members from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures to effectively identify and evaluate new research methods for mental illnesses. Working together, we will find solutions for the mental health-related problems most important to Montanans.

Education and training

The CMHRR offers MSU undergraduate and graduate students research opportunities on a case by case basis. If interested, please email a description of your area of interest and a current CV to Janet Lindow, PhD at Janet.Lindow@montana.edu or 406-994-1606.