Research of mental illness is an ongoing pursuit at the Center.


We are tireless in our efforts to discover what will improve recovery for people living with serious mental illness. Within each discipline as well as across disciplines, important research takes place alongside leading-edge treatment. Find out more by following the links below:

North Carolina Psychiatric Research Center

 The STEP Research Clinic provides state-of-the-art clinical treatment to patients at any stage of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or other serious mental illness. Patients may also choose to volunteer in approved research studies to advance knowledge and improve treatment options for these serious mental illnesses. NCPRC


OASIS provides services to adolescents and young adults who are experiencing early psychosis, or who are at risk for developing psychosis. Check out OASIS Research.

 Crucial to the program's success is its ability to forge productive and mutually beneficial partnerships with researchers in the field of mental health across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

Learn more about specific research programs at the UNC Psychiatry website link