Mental Health and M/RE: What’s the Connection?
The fields of mental health and marriage/relationship education (MRE) both reflect knowledge and expertise in relationships and human communications. Together, they can support a common goal: to help individuals and couples form and maintain lasting, healthy relationships. This Tip Sheet is intended to give marriage/relationship educators information and ideas to develop partnerships with providers of […]
Making the Connection Between Healthy Marriage and Health Outcomes: What the Research Says
This research brief explores the effects of marital quality on health. It begins by citing research that getting married and being married is linked to many positive physical and mental health outcomes. Reasons for the link between marriage and good health are then explored, including the “”selection effect”” that occurs when people who are inherently […]
Depression and Marriage
This brief describes how depression can negatively affect both partners in a marriage, offers statistics on the incidence of depression, and discusses different types of depression. Common signs of depression in men and in women are identified, and possible reasons for depression are explained. Finally, treatment options are reviewed. 7 references.
Tips for Sustaining a Healthy Marriage in Families with Children with Special Needs
Raising children with developmental, emotional, behavioral or medical special needs inarguably impacts a marriage. The manner in which it changes, however, is not determined by the nature or severity of the child?s disorder nor even by the number of children with disabilities in a family; the impact is determined by the manner in which the […]
Marital Status and Health : United States, 1999-2002
Objective–This report presents prevalence estimates by marital status for selected health status and limitations, health conditions, and health risk behaviors among U.S. adults, using data from the 1999?2002 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS). Methods–Data for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population were collected using computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI). The household response rate for the NHIS was […]