Pay Attention to Your Mental Health

Did You Know?
Mental and physical health are connected. Taking care of your mental health can help you feel better physically and taking care of your body is important for your mental health.
Each year, 1 in 5 women in the United States has a mental health problem such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or an eating disorder.’ More than twice as many women as men have been diagnosed with anxiety. Women are almost twice as likely as men to experience depression.

Tips
Take time to yourself with activities you enjoy like dancing, reading or talking with friends!

  • Yoga can lower stress while helping with anxiety, depression or insomnia
  • Reach out to friends and family for help when you need it.
  • Call for confidential treatment referral and information on mental health and substance abuse.

Schedule Your Well Woman Visit
A well-woman visit is a time to see your health care provider to:

  • Discuss family history, family planning, and personal habits, such as alcohol and tobacco use
  • Schedule necessary tests, such as screenings for depression or alcohol and tobacco use
  • Discuss whether you should consider medicine, therapy or other treatments for mental health and substance use disorders
  • Set health goals, such as being active and maintaining a healthy weight

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