Table 3.

Parents’ Mental Health (n = 146)

Bothered by feeling down, depressed, or hopeless over past month2718.4
Bothered by having little interest or pleasure in doing things1711.6
Positive depression screen (′yes′ to either of above 2 items)2919.7
Cries often for known or unknown reasons1812.2
Stress level over past month1.9*0.9
Often stressed to always stressed2919.9
Causes of stress
    Too much to do2482.8
    Financial concerns1448.3
    Lack of help from spouse/partner26.9
    Conflict with partner13.4
    Conflict with extended family13.4
  • * Responses given on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 = not at all stressed, 3 = often stressed, and 5 = always stressed.

  • Percentage given as proportion of people who were often to always stressed (n = 29).