Have you lost much of the joy you once felt?
Are you struggling in an abusive or toxic relationship?
Do you have years of living with low self-worth that result in a less-than-desirable life?
Throughout the ages, women have been called “the fairer sex.”
And yet, if you were to ask women about their life experiences, many would admit their life events haven’t always seemed so fair.
Women may experience certain environmental, psychological, and biological challenges related to gender that have a significant impact on their mental health and well-being. If not addressed properly, these challenges can turn into burdens that often lead to anxiety, depression, and a lost sense of self.
Are Women More at Risk of Developing Mental Health Issues?
Daniel Freeman, Oxford University clinical psychologist analyzed 12 large-scale studies and concluded that women may be between 20% – 40% more likely to develop a mental illness than men. According to Freeman, “Women tend to view themselves more negatively than men and that is a vulnerability factor for many mental health problems.”
Here are some common mental health challenges experienced by women:
- Postpartum depression
- Postpartum psychosis
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Eating disorders
- Borderline personality
- Mood-related challenges
- Low self-worth
- Self-harming behaviors
Why Seek Therapy for Women’s Issues?
Women’s issues can take a serious toll on their emotional, physical, and mental health. The effects can be mild to extreme, and in many cases, women are not able to cope with their struggles on their own.
By seeking therapy, a woman can get the help she needs in overcoming an issue she has been struggling with.
Several therapies, such as
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Individual Family Systems (IFS)
can offer coping tools and new perspectives.
Seeking therapy can be an empowering first step on the road back to YOU. And while each step you take may, at times, feel challenging, uncertain, and scary, you will have someone right there with you listening, supporting, and encouraging you to cross that finish line.
If you or someone you know would like to explore treatment options, please get in touch with us. We would be honored to walk with you on your journey. Call Michelle today for an appointment.