This study, led by researchers at Child Trends through a partnership with NAHIC, examined data that were analyzed from 6,763 heterosexual adults who completed three waves of Add Health (the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a nationally representative study). The researchers found that young, heterosexual adults who reported depressive or suicidal symptoms during adolescence are
Health Insurance Access and Counseling Receipt and Their Association With Later Depressive and Suicidal Symptoms
This 2012 brief analyzes panel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health for 9,996 adolescents to assess whether the receipt of supportive (psychological or emotional) counseling and access to health insurance is related to the persistence of adolescent depression and/or suicidality into young adulthood.
This 2008 article discusses clinical considerations for and summarizes national data on depression among male adolescents.
This brief aims to inform health professionals, policymakers, educators, administrators, and school-based health centers concerned with the health and well-being of adolescents.