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Feeling socially connected is important for our well-being. As we experience life transitions, particularly beyond the age of 50, our well-being may suffer and our social networks become more important. This study aims to gain a better understanding of the social networks of adults living in rural BC who are 50 years and older and who have mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety (please note, a formal diagnosis is not required).
You will complete an online survey, that includes general demographic and mental health questions, and questions relating to the key relationships in your social network. Here is the survey link.
The survey will take about one hour to complete. It may take more or less time (30-90 minutes) depending on how many people are in your social circle. Survey participants will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a chance to win one $150 or five $75 prizes!
To be eligible, you must be 50 years or older and live in a rural community within BC (population less than 20,000). In addition, you must consider yourself to have a mental health concern. This may include (but is not limited to) symptoms of depression, anxiety, or problematic substance use. Please note, you do not have to have been formally diagnosed to participate.