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iAIM EDU

Mental Health Screening, Prevention, and Referral Program

iAIM EDU is a groundbreaking, NIH R01-funded study that aims to test whether a mobile mental health platform, compared to referral to usual care, is associated with improved uptake and symptoms.

Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), this study involves an online survey of student mental health administered at colleges and universities across the United States. 

The survey assess many aspects of student health and well-being,  and includes screens for risk factors associated with the most prevalent mental health issues on college campuses (depression, anxiety, and eating disorders). Student who screen at risk are connected to either a (1) coached mobile mental health intervention in cooperation with SilverCloud Health, or (2) usual care (like campus counseling centers and other community resources).

The iAIM EDU study represents a collaborative effort by scientists and research professionals from:

  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Palo Alto University
  • Boston University

Interested in bringing iAIM EDU to your school? 
Click on our Participate tab at the top of this page. Be sure to visit the Washington University School of Medicine’s  iAIM EDU website, where you can find more information about the study as well as a preliminary interest form

For more information, email the study coordination team at iaim-coordination@umich.edu

iAIM EDU is a groundbreaking study funded by the National Institute of Mental health.  The study will be implemented on 20 college campuses across the United States and will test whether a mobile mental health platform, compared to referral to usual care, is associated with improved uptake and symptoms.

How it Works
Participants will complete a mental health screen to assess for anxiety, depression, and eating disorders (the most common mental health issues in the college population).

Participants who screen positive (+) for clinical/subclinical levels of any of these disorders or at high risk for their onset (except anorexia nervosa) will be randomized into either a coached mobile intervention, SilverCloud Health. The intervention is aimed at promoting healthy behaviors and addressing these issues or receive a referral to the school counseling center.

What Schools Stand to Gain
By participating in iAIM EDU, schools stand to benefit from increased capacity to provide comprehensive services for anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, particularly for students suffering in silence and not seeking care.  Furthermore, schools may use the findings to develop an increased understanding of your students’ mental health needs, through receiving customized data reports to your school. 

Interested in bringing iAIM EDU to your school? 
Click on our Participate tab at the top of this page. Be sure to visit the Washington University School of Medicine’s  iAIM EDU website, where you can find more information about the study as well as a preliminary interest form

Download a PDF of this content.  

For more information, email the study coordination team at iaim-coordination@umich.edu.  

As as student, you may have questions about participating in the study.  The study team has composed an FAQ that addresses many aspects of participating as a student. Some of the topics addressed include

  • Who is asked to participate and who is eligible
  • Matters of confidentiality and anonymity
  •  Compensation
  •  Commitment expectations
  • Who is conducting the study
  • Why the study is being conducted
  • + and more

Follow this link to see the full FAQ. To download, right click and select “Download Linked File” –> iAIM EDU – Student FAQ

For other questions and more information, email iaim-coordination@umich.edu.