MH-RITES Center has at its core a vision to improve the lives of individuals managing mental health issues through research, education, and clinical treatment.
The MH-RITES Center will scientifically focus on improving early and ongoing engagement of individuals in efficacious mental health treatment to support and advance their management of the condition, reduce symptoms, strengthen overall functioning, and promote recovery. Research and innovations in mental health treatment engagement and service utilization will benefit the individual, their families, mental health providers, and communities.
The MH-RITES Center’s scientific mission is comprised of four core elements:
- Research: to examine and conduct rigorous research
- Partnership: to establish and develop research relationships and community-based partnerships within the University and the Houston community, and those locally, nationally, and internationally in academia, not-for-profit agencies, the private sector, public policy makers, and researchers
- Education: to disseminate research findings to consumers, family members, communities, clinical providers, agencies, academic partners and institutions, and policymakers
- Training: to train future generations of clinical providers and social scientists