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This study explored and identified meaningful groups of youth based on their depression symptoms over time. Researchers found that youth who reported high levels of depression prior to the program experienced a significant decline in depressive symptoms and improved mental well-being following the program.


This is a Research Summary of the following project:

Lapshina, N., Crooks, C. V., & Kerry, A. (2018). Changes in depression and positive mental health among youth in a healthy relationships program. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 34(4), 300-316.

The published article is available on Scholarship@Western at the following link:

This record links to the English version of the summary. A French version is also available here: