AT A GLANCE
Mental health is relevant to everyone; so why focus on women? There are many reasons.
There are mental health issues unique to women. For example, reproductive-related issues like postpartum depression.
There are mental health issues that affect both men and women, but with unique implications for women. Economic, political, and social forces influence women’s mental heath, and our access to care.
Often women are socialized to express their feelings in certain ways, and not others. This can result in their mental health problems looking different than men’s, which is often categorized by the medical field as “atypical.” For example, women who are depressed report more physical symptoms than men.
Women are more often the primary caregivers in families and can experience stress balancing their multiple roles: mother, employee, friend, etc. Consequently, while women may share many health concerns with men, they have unique health-care needs.
Our vision is to be Canada’s leading online mental health centre focused on women’s mental health. Our mission statement is to promote the empowerment and well-being of women by:
The mental health benefits of exercise
Self-care tools for managing stress
What is the difference between depression and being sad or unhappy?
Women and opioid addiction
Food for thought: eating behaviour, healthy habits and disordered eating
What's the difference between 'baby blues' and postpartum depression?
RESEARCH & NEWS
Do you have a personal story to tell about your own mental health? Consider submitting it to Personal Stories to share your journey with others.
Share knowledge and talk about your health-related experiences with other women.
Learn more about the following programs:
Mother Matters: Information about our online support group for new moms.