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Resources by Topic: Depression

Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015
Reports on racial/ethnic health disparities among rural residents. Includes data by race/ethnicity for health-related quality of life, healthcare access and use, chronic health conditions, and health-related behaviors. Based on data from the 2012–2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Author(s): Cara V. James, Ramal Moonesinghe, Shondelle M. Wilson-Frederick, et al.
Location: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(23), 1-9
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables
Provides data on use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, trends in substance use disorder and mental health, and access to treatment for youth 12-17 and adults. Features statistics for a variety of demographic and geographic characteristics.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Medical Home Plus
Video featuring the Medical Home Plus project, which works to reduce diabetes, depression, and stroke risk in rural Idaho via a collaborative care model and a medical home model.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Online Screening Helps Michigan Men Gauge Mental Health
Features the Healthy Men Michigan campaign, which uses an anonymous online survey to evaluate the risk of depression and suicide among men in the state. Focuses on working-age Michigan men and on reaching those in male-dominated industries, using mental health messaging targeted to this audience.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Depression in Mothers-More than the Blues: A Rural Perspective
Recorded webinar highlighting the Depression in Mothers: More Than the Blues Toolkit developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Examines how the toolkit can be used when helping mothers and families from diverse backgrounds living in rural communities.
Additional links: Download Video Recording
Author(s): Yanique Edmond, Deborah F. Perry, Phuonglan Nguyen
Date: 03/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Behavioral Health Initiative for Children, Youth, and Families
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Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders, 2006-2013
Reports on emergency department visits involving three categories of behavioral health disorders: substance use disorders; depression, anxiety or stress reactions; and psychoses or bipolar disorders. Figure 4 and Table 4 provide data on each type of visit based on the location of patient residence for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore (rural) areas.
Author(s): Audrey J. Weiss, Marguerite L. Barrett, Kevin C. Heslin, Carol Stocks
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Economic Hardship and Depression among Women in Latino Farmworker Families
Details a secondary analysis looking at the correlation between depression and economic hardship for women in Latino farmworker families. Bases analysis on interviews with mothers in migrant and seasonal farmworker families, as well as participant characteristics such as age, education, and household food security, among others.
Author(s): Camila A. Pulgar, Grisel Trejo, Cynthia Suerken, et al.
Location: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19(3), 497-504
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
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Connection Between Depression and Inability to Fill Prescriptions in Rural FQHC Patients with Chronic Disease
Examines rates of depression among 438 patients with hypertension or diabetes at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the rural South. Also explores whether inability to afford prescription medicines within the previous 12 months is a predictor of depression in these patients. Includes statistics with breakdowns by race or ethnicity, gender, education, employment status, income, chronic condition, and history of mental illness.
Author(s): K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob C. Warren, K. Nikki Barefoot
Location: Rural Mental Health, 40(2), 113-123
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
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Telephone-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telephone-Delivered Nondirective Supportive Therapy for Rural Older Adults With Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Analyzes therapy provided over the phone and its impact on symptoms of anxiety and depression among aging populations in rural areas that lack mental health services.
Author(s): Gretchen Brenes, Suzanne Danhauer, Mary Lyles, Patricia Hogan, Michael Miller
Location: JAMA Psychiatry
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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An Exploratory Study of Mental Health and HIV Risk Behavior Among Drug-Using Rural Women in Jail
Examines the HIV risk behavior and the mental health problems of depression, anxiety and PTSD through face-to-face interviews of 136 women incarcerated in three rural Kentucky county jails within Appalachia.
Author(s): Michele Staton-Tindall, Kathi L.H. Harp, Alexandra Minieri, et al.
Location: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38(1), 45-54
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
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