3399.0 Mental Health and Public Health

Monday, November 5, 2007: 4:30 PM
All populations are at-risk for mental health problems. Understanding the mental health risks and needs of various populations can help public health practitioners and researchers appropriately address this inadequately addressed issue. The presentations in this session will focus on the mental health needs of a variety of populations in a range of life stages.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Investigate and document the impact of low socio-economic position and relative deprivation on mental health; 2. Evaluate the role of national (macro-level) inequalities on rates of mental health morbidity; 3. Describe the advantages of using community-based participatory research to identify factors impacting access, use, and perception of mental health service; 4. Define a “stressful life event.”

4:30 PM
Barriers and facilitators of postpartum depression screening as reported by mothers
Shaula R. Forsythe, Milton Kotelchuck, MPH, PhD, MA and Eugene Declercq, PhD
5:00 PM
Mental health services of a Latino population: A community-based participatory research project
Sharon Starr, MSN, RN, Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, Desmina A. Hamilton, MPH and Courtney Jenkins
5:15 PM
Measures of nutritional intake and attitudes associated with depression and achievement in college students
Thomas J. Freund, BA, Ashley S. Love, DrPH, MPH, MS and Mary E. McNaughton-Cassill, PhD
5:30 PM
Racial/ethnic differences in the experience of stressful life events during pregnancy: Data from the Indiana Access project
Natalie DiPietro, Pharm D, MPH, Larry Humbert, MSSW, PgDip and Indiana Strombom, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-Student Assembly
Endorsed by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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