In May we celebrated National Women's Health Week. Good mental health is the most important part of a woman's overall health. According to a recent survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 29 million American women, or about 23 percent of the female population, have experienced a mental health-related disorder in the last year alone, and those are just the known instances.
Experts say that millions of other cases may go unreported — and untreated.
Women’s Mental Health Facts
- Women are twice as likely as men to get depression.
- Although men and women are affected equally by such mental health conditions as obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobias, women are twice as likely as men to have panic disorder, generalized anxiety, and specific phobias.
- Women are twice as likely to develop PTSD following a traumatic event.
- Men die from suicide at four times the rate that women do, but women attempt suicide two or three times more often than men.
- Women account for at least 85 percent of all anorexia and bulimia cases and 65 percent of binge-eating disorder cases.
If you or someone you know is dealing with a mental health challenges don’t wait to get help.
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