Depression Centers of Excellence

Depression Centers of Excellence would create a national database for large-sample effectiveness studies and a repository of evidence-based interventions and programs for depression and bipolar disorders.

They would also utilize the network of centers as an ongoing national resource for public and professional education and training, with the goal of advancing knowledge and eradicating stigma of these mental disorders that are common contributing factors to suicide.

These centers would increase access to the most appropriate and evidence-based depression care, and would develop and disseminate evidence-based treatment standards to improve accurate and timely diagnosis of depression and bipolar disorders. Additionally, they would create a national database for large-sample effectiveness studies and a repository of evidence-based interventions and programs for depression and bipolar disorders. A network of centers would provide an ongoing national resource for public and professional education and training, with the goal of advancing knowledge and eradicating stigma of these mental disorders.