Our Mission

TIDL is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team of faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and community partners focused on improving psychosocial treatment for mental disorders and increasing access to evidence-based treatments for these conditions among traditionally underserved populations. Our lab focuses on community-based participatory methods and the use of technology to achieve these aims.
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Lab News

Articles About Matt Smith’s Virtual Reality Job Interviews in Psychiatric News and the Michigan Daily

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Dr. Joseph Himle’s youtube video, “Social Anxiety: A Hidden Disorder”, surpasses 40,000 views

years from onset of mental disorder to contacting any treatment provider. (Wang et al., 2004)

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of individuals with diagnosed mental health disorder visit a mental health specialist in their lifetime

Americans live in Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas

Ailsa’s Story

“They [RISE counselors] opened up a crazy opportunity for me, one that I thought I’d never be able to pursue. When they found out that I loved to cook and wanted to open my own restaurant someday, they put me in a cooking internship at Detroit Rescue Mission. Now I work there as a chef at the Men’s Shelter. It’s hard to be a female chef, first, and then to be one without training is even harder. But my counselors were like, ‘You got this!'” Read More