Women may experience certain environmental, psychological and biological challenges related to gender that have a significant impact on their mental health and well-being. If not addressed properly, these challenges can turn into burdens that often lead to anxiety, depression and a lost sense of self.
Are Women More at Risk of Developing Mental Health Issues?
Daniel Freeman, Oxford University clinical psychologist analyzed 12 large-scale studies and concluded that women may be between 20% and 40% more likely to develop a mental illness than men. According to Freeman, “Women tend to view themselves more negatively than men and that is a vulnerability factor for many mental health problems.”
Some common mental health issues experienced by women include:
- Postpartum depression
- Postpartum psychosis
- Posttraumatic stress
- Eating disorders
- Mood-related challenges
- Low self-worth
- Self-harming behaviors
- Women’s Life Cycle
Why Seek Therapy for Women’s Issues?
Women’s issues can take a serious toll on a woman’s emotional, physical, and mental health. The effects can be mild to extreme, and in many cases, women are not able to cope with their issues on their own.
Seeking therapy can be an empowering first step on the road back to YOU.
If you or someone you know would like to explore treatment options, please get in touch with me. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey.