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Resources by Topic: Depression

Oregon Washington Health Network and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center “Tackle Everything” to Improve the Health of Local Community Members
Provides an overview of the collaboration between the Oregon Washington Health Network and the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. Discusses programs that include peer counselors to address behavioral health, community education related to heart disease and cancer prevention, and working with local healthcare facilities and medical schools to improve recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Unmet Mental Health Treatment Need among Rural Residents
Slides presented at the 2018 National Rural Health Association (NRHA) annual conference describing the prevalence of major depressive episodes among adults by rural versus urban residence. Includes statistics for unmet mental health needs and treatment by rurality, age group, and race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Ty Borders
Date: 05/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Education, Income, and Employment and Prevalence of Chronic Disease Among American Indian/Alaska Native Elders
Results of a study measuring the effects of income, employment status, and education level on the rates of chronic disease among 14,632 American Indian or Alaska Native elders from 2011-2014. Features demographics with breakdowns by 10 chronic diseases.
Author(s): Collette Adamsen, Shawnda Schroeder, Steven LeMire, Paula Carter
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
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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.
Citation: 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
Citation: 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.
Citation: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19(3), 497-504
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
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