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Mental Health

Good mental health is as important as good physical health. Mental illness can impair people's ability to do well in school, work, families, and communities.

Wilder Research focuses on identifying factors that affect mental health, especially in low-income and immigrant populations; promoting trauma-informed care; building effective mental health systems and service delivery; and evaluating school-based and community mental health programs and services working to assist children and adults with mental health issues.

Featured Mental Health Research

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Stories of our work

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A Collaborative Approach to Understanding and Improving School-Based Mental Health Services

Up to 20% of youth in the United States experience a mental, emotional or behavioral health condition every year. Yet many of those children do not receive mental health services due to limited service providers, stigma, and other barrie...More about this story »

On the Podcast: Children's Mental Health

Recent Reports

Findings from this statewide survey indicate that over 56,000 adults in Minnesota are problem gamblers, with more than 160,000 adults who may need treatment for problem gambling.
This study examined the rate of and reasons associated with delays in inpatient care for behavioral health patients in 29 Maryland ERs.
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