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Poor Mental Health Days: New Evidence for Risk Factors

Date: March 15, 2016

Watch the webinar.


About the webinar:
An individual's mental health is shaped by a complex array of factors: individual, family, community, and environment. This webinar starts by exploring the geographic variation in self-reported poor mental health days on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. We then present results of the a statistical analysis examining risk factors for poor mental health. While some traditional factors are confirmed, we also find surprising results related to community conditions and obesity.


Presenters:
Assa Dembélé is a Fulbright Scholar and PhD candidate in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University.

Scott Loveridge is Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University.