The Experience of Depression for Chipewyan and White Northern Women

Regions: North Slave Region, South Slave Region

Tags: social sciences, mental health, women, women's health

Principal Investigator: MacLean, Lynne (1)
Licence Number: 8127
Organization: University of Saskatchewan
Licenced Year(s): 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1988

Objective(s): to record (through interviews) and explore the views and experiences of depression by Chipewyan and white northern women as related from their perspective; to analyze how these experiences may be constructed and viewed differently by women of the two different cultures; and, to analyze similarities and differences in how depression is viewed, between the women and Native and white mental health practitioners

Project Description: Lynne MacLean will be interviewing women and mental health workers about depression and how to overcome it. All interviews will be confidential. She wants to know whether the experience and effects of depression are different between Chipewyan and white women. She also will ask mental health workers what types of difficulties they experience when dealing with depression in native versus non-native women.