Event Title

Mindfulness, Coping, and Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Lower Socioeconomic Status

Location

Lobby in front of Auditorium

Start Date

19-4-2019 11:00 AM

Department

Psychology

Description

Many people who suffer from depression intensify already existing symptoms by not taking time to participate in the mindfulness of their own body, emotions and thoughts. Commonly, most people do not realize what actions constitute mindfulness. Within many urban communities, mental health professionals are not accessible to those seeking care due to cost, access, and convenience. The aim of this study is to investigate how Mindfulness Based Coping is perceived, how it is utilized, and whether it is negatively associated with depressive symptoms. The study will be a survey administered through Qualtrics. The data collected will be a combination of qualitative and quantitative data, asking participants questions pertaining to their demographic backgrounds, level of depressive symptoms, as well as their usage and perceptions of Mindfulness Based Coping. The participants will be selected from students currently attending Northeastern Illinois University. Ultimately, the data from this survey should address whether Mindfulness Based Coping is a viable alternative to traditional therapeutic treatments for major depression and provide solutions that a person suffering from depressive symptoms can initiate themselves. Regular Mindfulness Based Coping practices may assist in empowering more people who suffer from depressive symptoms to overcome many of the daily emotions and stressors that causes them to feel regularly incapacitated.

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Apr 19th, 11:00 AM

Mindfulness, Coping, and Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Lower Socioeconomic Status

Lobby in front of Auditorium

Many people who suffer from depression intensify already existing symptoms by not taking time to participate in the mindfulness of their own body, emotions and thoughts. Commonly, most people do not realize what actions constitute mindfulness. Within many urban communities, mental health professionals are not accessible to those seeking care due to cost, access, and convenience. The aim of this study is to investigate how Mindfulness Based Coping is perceived, how it is utilized, and whether it is negatively associated with depressive symptoms. The study will be a survey administered through Qualtrics. The data collected will be a combination of qualitative and quantitative data, asking participants questions pertaining to their demographic backgrounds, level of depressive symptoms, as well as their usage and perceptions of Mindfulness Based Coping. The participants will be selected from students currently attending Northeastern Illinois University. Ultimately, the data from this survey should address whether Mindfulness Based Coping is a viable alternative to traditional therapeutic treatments for major depression and provide solutions that a person suffering from depressive symptoms can initiate themselves. Regular Mindfulness Based Coping practices may assist in empowering more people who suffer from depressive symptoms to overcome many of the daily emotions and stressors that causes them to feel regularly incapacitated.