Mental Health Research and Practice Division

Vision

The vision of the Mental Health Research and Practice Division is to serve as an international center of excellence and pipeline for the implementation of affirmative, strengths-based research and practices that aim to heal and transform diverse individuals and families in schools and communities.

Mission

The mission of the Mental Health Research and Practice Division is to create, implement, and advance innovative mental health research and practices that uplift and provide healing to diverse individuals and families in schools and communities.

Mental Health Interdisciplinary Research Team

The aims of the Mental Health Interdisciplinary Research Team include the following:

  1. To identify the specific mental health needs of diverse individuals and families in schools and communities.
  2. To support the sustainment of a diverse mental health provider network in schools and communities.
  3. To reduce mental health disparities by developing innovative solutions.
  4. To enhance mental well-being among diverse individuals, families, and communities.

For more information, please contact the Director of the Mental Health Research and Practice Division, Sonyia C. Richardson, Ph.D. at 704-687-7924 or srichardson@uncc.edu.