Health Insurance Access and Counseling Receipts and Their Association with Later Depressive and Suicidal Symptoms

Research BriefHealthNov 1 2012

This Research Brief analyzes panel data from a baseline sample of 9,969 young people participating in ADD Health (the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health), to assess whether the receipt of supportive (psychological or emotional) counseling and access to health insurance in adolescence are related to the persistence of adolescent depression and/or suicidality in young adulthood.