Why I Research

Researchers become interested in doing research for many different reasons. Many are concerned about how stigma impacts lives, and feel that research can help fight stigma. Some have had personal or family experiences that motivate them to learn more about mental health. Most researchers aim to learn more so we can find the best possible treatments and prevention strategies for mental health conditions.

Watch these videos to learn more about why some researchers got involved in research.

Fighting Stigma
-Daphne Watkins-Jacobs, Michelle Riba


Research is “Me-search”
-Daphne Watkins-Jacobs, Rich Dopp


Better treatments
-Vicki Ellingrod, Rich Dopp, Jon-Kar Zubieta