Join our Depression Research Study

Researchers at Big Health are partnering with individuals living with depression to evaluate how a 5-week app can help. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

Diagnosed with OR Experiencing symptoms of depression

13-21 years old

have a uS-based healthcare provider

Compensation Provided

Conducted Nationwide

Study Background

Depression is on the rise. We want to help.

The STAND-MDD study is inviting teens and young adults (ages 13-21) to participate in a virtual research study evaluating a self-guided mental health mobile app.

Participants would receive either the investigational app for depression, or an alternative app without therapeutic content for 5 weeks. All participants would complete a couple of questionnaires during these 5 weeks, and participate in a series of virtual visits with a study clinician in the weeks and months following their use of the app. There is just one virtual visit required to get your participation started. Your participation would last a total of about 9 to 10 hours over the course of 7 months, and that includes the time you’d spend on your own using the app.

Your participation in this study may help researchers improve treatment approaches for depression. Advance research today and join our compensated study!

Additional Information

The goal of the study is to test whether an investigational mobile app can be a helpful treatment for people with depression.

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • 13-21 years old
  • Diagnosed with OR experiencing symptoms of depression
  • Have a US-based healthcare provider
  • Have not changed or started psychotherapy within the past 30 days
  • Have not changed or started psychotropic medication within the past 30 days
  • No plans to initiate or change treatment for a mental health disorder during the 5-week study
  • No Major Depressive Disorder with psychotic features
  • No diagnosis of bipolar I or II or severe substance use disorder within the past year
  • Fluent in English

All visits are virtual. Once enrolled, this study involves:

  1. A 1.5-2 hour onboarding/baseline visit.
  2. A 1-hour clinical interview after the 5 weeks of app use.
  3. A 1-hour clinical interview 1 month after the 5 weeks of app use.
  4. A 30-minute safety check 3 months after the 5 weeks of app use.
  5. A 30-minute safety check 6 months after the 5 weeks of app use.

Compensation is provided up to $270 for completing all sessions and questionnaires.

There is no cost for you to participate in the study.