April's Mental Minute Podcast Features TRAILS

Co-hosts Jeremy Fallis and Will Heininger begin the April episode of The Mental Minute podcast discussing the newly named Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center. After their usual Sports Minute, they interview two post-doctoral research fellows from the TRAILS program at the University of Michigan.

Clinical psychologists Dr. Natalie Rodriquez-Quintana and Dr. Allison Meyer are part of the TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) program within the Department of Psychiatry. Their mission is to bridge the gap between psychological research and its real-world impact through the implementation of mental health treatment at schools, including a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness.

Dr. Meyer and Dr. Rodriquez-Quintana discuss how the pandemic has brought new challenges for the program as professionals working in schools now experience the same amount of uncertainty as their students do. During these times of high need, they plan to expand their partnerships with schools across Michigan and the nation to provide the best evidence based mental health services.

More information about TRAILS can be found at TrailsToWellness.org under the materials tab, including resources for how to cope with the pandemic. Additionally, the researchers can be followed on Twitter at @Natalie_RQ and @AllisoneMeyer for regular updates on their work.