Young Adults’ Experiences of Depression in the U.S.
In this section you can find out about experiences young adults ages 18 - 29 have with depression by seeing, hearing and reading personal stories they shared with us. Our researchers travelled to several regions and many different communities throughout the United States to talk to 38 young people in their own homes or community settings. Find out what people said about issues such as growing up in the shadow of depression, dealing with combinations of depression and anxiety, deciding whether and when to “go public” with their condition, and finding strategies for everyday life or how to maintain hope as they cope with depression.
Funding for this work was provided by: This project was supported by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the Wisconsin Partnership Program, the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, through the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), grant UL1TR000427, the Center for Patient Partnerships, the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and the Health Innovation Program.
Publication date: July 2016
Review date: July 2019