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What does it Mean to be Less Depressed? Perceived Impact of a Spirituality Informed E-Mental Health Tool as an Intervention for Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Qualitative Study

Depression in adolescents and young adults is a major mental health condition that requires attention. It requires appropriate interventions given the potentially negative consequences related to interruption in the development process, interpersonal conflicts, academic under-performance, low self-esteem, and increased risk of suicide. The purpose of this qualitative inquiry was to supplement the pilot clinical trial (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00985686) of an 8-week e-mental health intervention, the LEAP Project (re-named BreathingRoom TM ), for youth with depression, through an exploration of the participants' experiences and perspectives regarding the impact of the intervention in relation to their depression. Read more here.