The Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health (HMN) is dedicated to improving the mental and emotional well-being of young people through innovative, multidisciplinary scholarship. HMN addresses the connection between the mental health of adolescents and young adults and their health behaviors, physical health, and social, educational, and economic outcomes.
Taking a public health approach, HMN focuses on three main objectives: (1) producing knowledge (research), (2) distributing knowledge (dissemination), and (3) using knowledge (practice).
Through its rich array of research projects (the Healthy Minds Study, the Healthy Bodies Study, inkblots, and more), the network serves as a resource for secondary and higher education administrators, researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and the public. Based at the University of Michigan, HMN is led by a multi-disciplinary team of scholars from public health, education, medicine, psychology, and information sciences, many of whom are affiliated with the University's Comprehensive Depression Center.