Advocacy – Fundraising Partnership
We are excited to be partnering with the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRC) to bring its services, studies, and resources to children and young adults across our region. We are raising $1 million to support the UT Southwestern CDRC to our hometown of Fort Worth. At the CDRC, the vision is a future free from the burden of depression. The work Dr. Trivedi and his team of researchers are doing is changing the way mental illness is diagnosed and treated, now and in the future.
Since the opening of the CDRC clinical site at the Moncrief Cancer Institute in 2019, Dr. Trivedi has implemented the Texas Resilience Against Depression (T-RAD) study, which aims to identify biomarkers of depression and resilience. To date, the CDRC site in Fort Worth has enrolled 90 participants. Through innovative programs such as T-RAD, the CDRC is developing practical tests that will transform clinical care for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mood disorders, which will have long-lasting and transformative benefits in our region.
With your help, we are over halfway to reaching our $1 million, 3-year fundraising goal. Through our combined efforts, this research has the potential to unlock key insights into the prevalence of depression. As most grand endeavors go, it takes a village. And we are so grateful to have a circle of supporters who demand better outcomes, earlier intervention, and a path to healing for this and future generations.