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Top Women’s Mental Health Issues (Infographic)

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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10:11AM PDT on Sep 14, 2014

Thank you

12:24AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

A great article and very interesting comments, too.

3:29PM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

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

1:35AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014


7:46AM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

all the more reason to adequately fund treatment

3:34PM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

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

10:56AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

Thank you Steve M.

10:16AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

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

8:41AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

Interesting article.

9:43AM PDT on Jul 13, 2014

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

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