Top Women’s Mental Health Issues (Infographic)

Women reportedly cope with “the blues” much more than men. We must remember that these statistics are only based on national diagnoses and that men may be diagnosed less with mental health issues due to stigmatization. Noting stigma and gender gaps still leaves a very compelling percentage difference between men, women, and the vast difference between their mental health issues. Read below for a breakdown of what exactly men and women deal with when it comes to mental hurdles — and learn about the many types of mental illness that we all-too-often forget to confront in our day-to-day lives.

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Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapaabout a year ago

Thank you

Kimmy H.
Kimmy H.about a year ago

A great article and very interesting comments, too.

Donna F.
Donna F.about a year ago

ty for the start of education these stats offer. we need more information out there. there are some wonderful comments on this! ty!

Marian A.
Marian A.about a year ago


JL A.about a year ago

all the more reason to adequately fund treatment

Valerie K.
Val K.about a year ago

Well said Steve M. and others. And yes, there are a lot of unanswered questions in this info-graphic.

Jane H.
Jane H.about a year ago

Thank you Steve M.

Steve McCrea
Steve McCreaabout a year ago

This infographic underscores for me what is wrong with our mental health system today. If 38% of women are suffering from "poor mental health," how are we able to manipulate ourselves into believing that these are "biochemical diseases" that are independent of social conditions, caused by some putative but mysterious dysfunction in the sufferer's brain? It is interesting that a third of women are sexually molested or assaulted in a lifetime, and a third of women experience domestic abuse in a relationship, and about a third of women are suffering from "poor mental health." Think there could be a connection, folks?

As a mental health professional, my experience tells me that the MAIN reason people are mentally unhealthy is because THEY WERE TREATED BADLY!!!! True, some are more able to recover from these large and small trauma than others, for a variety of reasons, but to suggest that a person who develops PTSD after a trauma is "disordered" just because not everyone develops it suggests that reacting with fear and anxiety to a traumatic even is somehow wrong or a failure. As usual, it blames the victim.

These days, the bulk of what depression I feel is due to my continuing disappointment with our mental health system, as it continues to collude with oppressive forces in our society, instead of working to address and remove the social ills that in most cases precede and lead to the emotional suffering that we so blithely label as "mental illness."

---- Steve

Maria Teresa Schollhorn
Maria Teresa Schollhornabout a year ago

Interesting article.

M Quann
M Quannabout a year ago

I couldn't see the info graphic but I enjoyed reading the comments. Thank you.