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Over One Million Adult Women in California Report Serious Psychological Distress During the Past Year

2012 | View Website

Using data drawn from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey, this policy brief focuses on the mental health of California women, underscoring the socio-demographic groups most at risk. We examine the extent of serious psychological distress, associated risks, effects on women’s daily life functioning, differences by demographic factors, the need for mental health assistance, and the gap between women who need help for mental health, alcohol, or  drug issues and those who obtain it.