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25th NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR)


August 2–3, 2022




On August 2-3, 2022, the National Institute of Mental Health virtually convened the 25th NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) titled: “Transforming Challenges into New Opportunities.”

This premier meeting highlighted recent scientific advances and opportunities for the next generation of high-impact research to drive mental health care improvement. MHSR 2022 attracted over 1,800 leading mental health services researchers, clinicians, mental health advocates, and federal and non-federal partners from 91 countries.

The conference featured keynote speakers Drs. Leana Wen and Ruth Shim who addressed unique aspects of mental health equity. The plenary panels focused on forecasting the future of mental health services research and top federal leaders discussed current mental health priorities and future opportunities. A total of 18 symposia showcased research findings poised to transform mental health care over the next decade.

Conference Agenda

Two-Day Agenda


Watch the full playlist of videos  from MHSR.

Day 1 Keynote Address: Dr. Leana Wen – Addressing Mental Health and Health Equity

Read the transcript.

Day 2 Keynote Address: Dr. Ruth Shim – Achieving Equity in Mental Health Services Research

Read the transcript.

Sponsored by

The National Institute of Mental Health Division of Services and Intervention Research