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Introduction:This project was thought up through my interest in Psychology. Since I cannot actually map physical locations of where depression comes from, I was interested in possible demographics that could cause (not always does) depression. I was able to compile a list of contributing demographics through a literature review. Through my literature review, demographics that were highlighted were that of socioeconomic status or social standing (class). Those with a lower SES were more likely than those who had a higher SES for depression. The purpose of this research was to be able to identify areas within Pierce County that were at risk for depression, and to compare it to the availability of mental health facilities, where they could receive professional help.
Carlyle, K.D., "Depression in Pierce County" (2011). GIS Certificate Projects. 37.