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JOIN OUR STUDY

PATH 2 PURPOSE

  • Learn coping skills to reduce stress and improve your mood. 
     

  • Free, voluntary program
     

  • No in-person visits required
     

  • Compensation will be provided for your time

The PATH 2 Purpose (P2P) study is a free program for teens (13-18 years old) who want to improve their mood and learn coping skills to manage difficult situations.

Who we are?


We are a team of doctors, psychologists, social workers, researchers, and computer programmers at the University of Illinois, Advocate Aurora Health, University of Louisville, and KSB Hospital. We work together to find a way to help promote health and well-being in teenagers. The P2P study is a clinical trial that will determine how best to help teens build healthy lifestyles and prevent feeling down.

Am I eligible?

 

  • Age 13-18
     

  • Live in Illinois, Kentucky, or Massachusetts
     

  • Have permission from a parent/guardian (or are 18 years of age)
     

  • Able to read and speak English
     

  • Own a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access
     

  • Not taking any medication for your mood
     

  • Not in regular counseling or therapy

What do I need to do?
 

Please fill out some basic contact information here and a member of our team will contact you to tell you more.

 

 


What’s involved?
 

  • Participate in one of two different 14-session programs that teach coping skills to reduce stress
     

  • Parent interventions
     

  • Meetings with our research team (no in-person meetings)
     

  • Periodic phone calls from our research team
     

  • You can quit at any time if it is not right for you.

     


How does it work?
 

  • Follow the link and complete the form
     

  • A team member will contact you to confirm eligibility and explain involvement
     

  • You will be given access to a computer-based program for teens
     

  • You will learn coping skills and resilience techniques to boost your mood
     

  • You will be compensated for your time

If you are ready to sign up click here to start the process and a member of our team will contact you to tell you more.

If you have more questions, check out our FAQ

16 year old program participant 

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“Today, I had a lot of negative things happen to me.  But, instead of dwelling on them, I listed the positive things that happened during the day and used the tools I learned to change my perspective on the day.  These groups have been helping me slowly change my thinking” 

15 year old program participant

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"Tracking my thoughts and feelings has really helped me see why I get sad or angry.  It was really helpful in understanding why I get so down.” 

Teen Advisor

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“I really feel like there are a lot of kids that could benefit from this project.  Life is hard, and sometimes kids need help with learning those skills to help them navigate tough times.”

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Want to learn more to improve your mood and cope with difficult situations?
Participate in a free, voluntary research study called Path 2 Purpose (P2P).

Contact the P2P Study Team at 1-877-268-PATH

http://path2purpose.uic.edu

path2purpose@uic.edu

If you are If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) connects the caller to a certified crisis center near where the call is placed.

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