…Maintaining a healthy state of mind inside and out, through healthy relationships among women. #BeautyIs is the hashtag and campaign devoted to mental health awareness, concerns, and education for women.
- There are a number social and economic factors that can put women at a greater risk of poor mental health compared with men. However, is it believed that women are far more likely to talk about what they are going through and seek support through their social networks to help with their mental health.
- Women receive more primary (day-to-day) care than men for mental health conditions, yet the difference of secondary care (hospital and specialist treatment) is less. It’s hard to say that women experience more mental health issues at primary care level, as women are more likely to seek help in comparison to their male counterparts.
- The prevalence of key mental health problems between men and women doesn’t differ too much, but the types of conditions and the life stages when these disorders are diagnosed do differ. For example, it’s more common for young women to experience eating disorders, self-harm and depression, in comparison to young boys who are more likely to have conditions such as ADHD or substance abuse.