Let’s Get Healthy California, a shared vision for the future health of Californians, includes a focus on reducing adult depression. Depression is a common and treatable condition which can have serious health consequences if left untreated.
This indicator measures the proportion of older adults in California who experienced psychological distress - feelings of nervousness, hopelessness, restlessness, depression, demotivation, and worthlessness – within the past year, as self-reported on the California Health Interview Survey. Reducing this proportion and addressing older adult behavioral health needs, including reducing disparities in rates of depression by sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity, is key to promoting lifelong healthy aging.
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