Screening Linked To Care Testimonial ❤️
What our partners and schools say ❤️
  • School Superintendent
    Research tells us that about 10% of any group of Montana students is contemplating committing suicide. We often cannot tell if an individual is feeling anxious, depressed, or suicidal. The mental health screening provided by the Rural Behavioral Health Institute is convenient, quick, and easy to complete. Parents give permission for the screening, and student confidentiality is ensured. The screening helped our school identify students who would benefit from meeting with a therapist or, in some cases, a child psychiatrist. Outside of the screening itself, the best thing about RBHI's process is that students are seen by a therapist within hours instead of waiting weeks to be seen--if their parents can locate a therapist who will see their child.
  • School Curriculum Coordinator
    Screening has helped our school district immensely. When we rolled out the screeners, we knew students would flag, but we didn't realize how many. RBHI helped us save lives. Students who weren't on our radar were able to get immediate assistance from trained and quality staff. I was impressed by their professionalism and customer service throughout the entire process. You are the best thing to happen to our community. Seriously, I'm so thankful.
  • School Superintendent
    Our partnership with the Rural Behavioral Health Institute has really been a game changer for us in terms of better supporting our students in the realm of mental health. We have been able to identify students who previously flew under the radar through the survey. Institute staff have supported and connected our team with tools to better help our youth work through their issues. I will partner with them as long as I am in education, and I'd urge other districts to do so as well; the kids you are aware of are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of those who could use help!
  • School Counselor
    It has been an incredible partnership for our school district. The mental health screening has been a vital tool in evaluating the mental health of our student population. It has been instrumental in aiding us to identify students who otherwise may not have come forward for help. While the resulting data paints a more comprehensive picture of our population, it is the sense of relief knowing and understanding our students on a deeper level that we value the most.​
  • School Facilitator
    RBHI screening, case management and their link-to-care was a game-changer for our district. We were able to identify which of our students were struggling and immediately provide them and their families with support and access to care. The RBHI staff is competent, caring and responsive to all questions, needs, and/or support our students, families and district needed. We are so thankful we were able to secure their services during the 2022-2023 pilot. The results were so impressive we have scheduled to have our students screened next year, through the 2024-2025 school year, and hopefully beyond. This is the most impactful opportunity we have had to positively intervene and support students and families in our districts many years of working to support our students and their mental health needs.
  • Rural Behavioral Health Institute
    • MARS is amazing 😊 It is straightforward, effective, and makes everything very, very easy. - Implementation Specialist
    • MARS has been an absolute game changer. It’s far easier to use from the implementation specialist viewpoint, and I have had nothing but glowing feedback from schools. - SLTC Administrator
    • Thank you for helping to make my dream of reaching every child who needs support closer to reality. I have been continually amazed by the quality of product you produce, and how you work so diligently to create tools that will help change the world for the better! I admire your work and your dedication! Words cannot express my gratitude! -
Predicting Suicide Risk With eC-SSRS​
Electronic Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale.
The leading suicide risk assessment, the clearest signal, saving lives.
Begin with the patient, continue with the patient, and end with the patient.
— We live by Sir William Osler’s dictum

Transform suicide risk assessment to save lives through electronic data capture directly from students and patients.

  • Meret’s mission
    To provide the best suicide risk assessment for schools and healthcare organizations. The gold standard
    eC-SSRS ensures perfectly standardized data collection and greatest respondent candor for this stigmatized lethal subject, improving critical clinical decisions.
  • Goal
    MERET Solutions provides scientifically sound psychometric assessment to guide suicide risk assessment. Our primary goal is to reduce signal noise in the collection and transmission of patient suicide risk data to healthcare providers and for school screenings.
  • Vision and Values
    We seek to transform suicide risk assessment and save lives through the evidence-based advantages of electronic data capture directly from patients.
  • History
    MERET Solutions traces its heritage to the first patient-computer interview conducted by Warner Slack at the University of Wisconsin in 1965.
Popular questions
Based on over 50 years of evaluation and use
Electronic Patient Reported Outcome (ePRO) assessments have excellent provenance and demonstrated value in clinical care and research.
MERET’s cC-SSRS continues and extends this tradition, eliminating the effects of human rater variability to assure perfect administration reliability that improves instrument accuracy.
ePRO assessments also increase patient candor with sensitive subjects, both individuals and topics such as suicidal ideation and behaviors. — Foundational Science
Clinician versus digital data collection​
Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO)​
Clinician assessment​
Electronic patient-report outcomes​
No interviewer variability​
Perfect assessment consistency​
Greater patient candor​
Unlimited scalability​
Asymptotic marginal cost​
MARS functionality
For more information about our platform, get in touch with us.
Admin Dashboards
  • Admin Dashboards streamline data analysis and decision-making.
  • The School Dashboard centralizes all reports.
  • Users can quickly sort data to identify trends.
  • The dashboard enables timely, informed decisions.
Reporting Engine
  • Provides simplified and easily understandable versions of reports.
  • Reports can be shared with the student's guardian.
  • Facilitates better communication and understanding of the student's progress or issues.
Case Management
  • Transferring a student's information to an Electronic Health Record (EHR) is simple and efficient.
  • The school champion fills out a straightforward form, facilitating the secure transfer.
  • If a student's results indicate they need help, the school can easily refer them to a therapist.
Manage Students
  • Manage Students Dashboard allows admins to efficiently manage student data.
  • Admins can rename students.
  • Admins can apply mass blocks or unblocks.
  • Admins can erase all student data as necessary.
The screener provides three validated assessments:
  • Meret’s eC-SSRS assessment for suicide risk.
  • PHQ-A for depression.
  • GAD-7 for anxiety.
Therapy Dashboard
  • Therapy Dashboard allows efficient management of therapy sessions.
  • Enables scheduling or rescheduling of appointments.
  • Allows the application of different therapeutic techniques as needed.
  • Maintains confidential records of all therapy session data.
Analytical Dashboard
Allows data-driven decision-making for schools and states:
  • Follow students' health longitudinally.
  • Assess mental health programming.
  • Determine needed mental health support.
  • Determine mental health resources need.
  • Assess effect of mental health programming by school/district.
  • Identify districts in need of additional support.
Salesforce Integration
Salesforce integration enhance MARS platform by providing:
  • Centralized data management
  • Automated workflows
  • Secure communication
It allows for efficient data handling, timely case assignments to mental health professionals, secure handling of sensitive information, and trend identification to inform intervention strategies.
Advanced MD Integration
Advanced MD Integration enhances a MARS platform by providing:
  • A unified electronic health record system
  • Streamlined scheduling capabilities
  • Allows for efficient and secure patient information handling
  • Timely appointments with mental health professionals
  • Ability to track patient progress to inform intervention strategies.
The rules we follow to protect data:
    (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
    It is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. Following FERPA, we limit access to student records to authorized individuals with a legitimate educational interest and only after a written consent from guardians before sharing any personally identifiable information with third parties.
    (Children's Online Privacy Protection)
    To comply with COPPA, our organization obtains verifiable parental consent before collecting any personal information from children under the age of 13. We also provide parents with the option to review and delete any personal information collected from their child.
  • CSPC
    (California's Student Privacy Certified)
    We follow CSPA and California Department of Education guidelines for collecting personal information from children under 18 in California. We obtain verifiable parental consent and let parents review and delete collected information.
    (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
    Is the US law that sets standards for privacy and security to protect health information.
    We adhere strictly to HIPPA.
  • Data backups
    We are committed to protecting your team's data by frequently backing up data. This ensures that your data remains safe in case of hardware or system failure. Additionally, we send a duplicate of your data to a secure Amazon S3 server and validate it after every update for accuracy.
  • Bank-grade encryption
    We are committed to keeping your data safe through encryption. Our encryption is always active, whether data is being transmitted or in storage. MARS uses the same 128-bit SSL encryption as major online financial services, providing a secure connection for data sent or received.
Our great partners
We are privileged to work with and express gratitude for their effective support of our mission, goal and values.
Team Leaders
  • John Greist, MD
    Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer

    John, MERET Solutions’ Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder, Research Professor (Volunteer) for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences School of Medicine-Wichita at the University of Kansas.

    John is also Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

    One of the pioneers in the field of computerized medicine, Dr. Greist is coauthor of more than 300 professional journal articles, book chapters, and books.

    In addition to Co-Founding MERET Solutions, Dr. Greist co-founded Epic Systems Corporation, PRN Systems, and Healthcare Technology Systems.

  • Christopher Snyder, MBA
    Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

    Chris's experience in electronic patient-reported assessment and treatment began in 2005 when he joined Healthcare Technology Systems (HTS) as President and CEO.

    Before HTS, Chris started his career in finance and brand marketing and has held executive leadership roles in multiple technology-based industries, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Essentia, a global ingredient technology company.

    His MBA is from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

  • Revere Greist
    Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer

    Revere has over two decades of experience developing and implementing computerized patient assessments and treatments.

    Revere worked with Pfizer on the first computerized patient assessment in a pharmaceutical trial in 1997 and has developed several successful digital treatment programs for mood and anxiety disorders.

    Revere's MBA is from the University of Chicago, and he also holds advanced degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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