Early Intervention & Prevention, Best Care, and Research

Screening & Better Care

Depression and suicide impact a significant number of Texas youth. TX-YDSRN supports research to better understand depression and suicide and to improve detection and treatment through measurement-based care.


Our Programs

The Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network (TX-YDSRN) is a research initiative of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC), which was created by the 86th Texas Legislature and, in part, funds multi-institutional research to improve mental health care for children and adolescents in Texas. The state-wide Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network will support the development of a participant registry and data collection to characterize healthcare systems and interventions, to examine statewide population health outcomes. 

Why We Do This Work

The TX-YDSRN hub is led by Dr. Madhukar Trivedi at UT Southwestern and co-led by Dr. Sarah Wakefield at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. The purpose of this research network is to improve the evaluation of and response to the increasing problem of youth depression and suicide in Texas. This will be accomplished by evaluating the healthcare system in Texas as it relates to screening, responding, and monitoring youth symptoms indicative of depression and/or suicidal behaviors; and examining the different ways in which youth depression presents in a primary care setting (e.g., sad v. irritable) might correlate with the best response with certain treatment (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy v. supportive therapy).


Participating Institutions

When It Starts

Beginning in 2020, TX-YDSRN clinics are actively recruiting participants from across Texas, and have enrolled more than 1,000 participants. 

Stay Engaged

Learn more about TX-YDSRN by following this, listen to Dr. Trivedi and Dr. Hughes discuss more about the network on our link.

Listen to Dr. Trivedi and Dr. Hughes discuss more about the network on our Brainstorm Podcast.

Tune into Dr. Trivedi as he shares the importance of improving access to mental health by training physicians, and future physicians here.

For information about CDRC programs, research, or activities, contact us at Email.