Thank you for visiting the National Study of Mental Health (NSMH) Website. Your participation in this national study is very important and we appreciate your interest.
For the study, household addresses are randomly selected through scientific methods. Once your household has been selected, no other household can take your place. For this reason, please know your participation matters and is critical for furthering our understanding of mental health and substance use in the United States.
If your address has been selected, you should have received a letter inviting you to complete a short household membership listing. This will only take a few minutes, and the household member who completes this online, by telephone, or by mail will receive a $10 check or $10 electronic prepaid Visa©. Or a trained interviewer can come to your home and you will receive $10 in cash for your participation.
Once the household membership listing is complete, up to two people in your household may be invited to complete a short screening survey. This 15-minute survey can be completed online, by phone, by mail, or if needed, a trained interviewer can come to your home. To thank you for your participation you will receive $20 (a $20 check or $20 electronic prepaid Visa© if completed online, by telephone, or by mail; $20 in cash if completed in person).
Those that complete the screening survey may be selected for the main interview, which can be completed by video, by phone, or if needed, a trained interviewer can come to your home to conduct the interview. You will be asked questions about mental health, health behaviors including tobacco, alcohol and drug use, and access to medical care and treatment. This interview will take about 80 minutes, and to thank you for your participation you will receive $30 (a $30 check or $30 electronic prepaid Visa© if completed by video or telephone; $30 in cash if completed in person).
Please review the NSMH brochure and/or use your study password to access additional information here
To speak with a project representative, please call 833-947-2575 (a toll-free number).
We sincerely appreciate your help in this important effort and look forward to talking with you soon.
If you ever feel that you need to talk to someone about mental health issues, you can call the National Lifeline Network. Counselors are available to talk at any time of the day or night and they can give you information about services in your area.
1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255
If you ever feel that you need to talk to someone about drug use issues, you can call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Treatment Referral Helpline. This is a 24-hour service that will help you locate treatment options near you.
1-800-662-HELP or 1-800-662-4357
Participation in the described collection of information is voluntary. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB number for this information collection is 0930-0388 and the expiration date is 05/31/2025.