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Women's Mental Health

O TOP WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES VS DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS Depressive disorders account for close to 41.9% of the disability from neuropsychiatric disorders among women compared to 29.3% among men. [1] DEPRESSION IS THE MOST COMMON WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM. ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE FOR MEN, LIFETIME PREVALENCE FOR ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE IS MORE THAN 2X AS HIGH AS FOR WOMEN [2] About 1 in 5 MEN develop alcohol dependence in lifetimes, and 1 in 12 WOMEN. UNIPOLAR DEPRESSION IS 2X AS COMMON IN WOMEN AS IN MEN [2] WOMEN are 3X more likely than men to engage in non-fatal suicidal behavior and constitute 54% of suicide attempts, but are actually less likely to commit suicide. [3] 18%o OF SUICIDES ARE COMMITED BY WOMEN – the 17th ranking cause of death; compared to 82% by men – the 9th ranking cause of death.[3] 23% of WOMEN vs.16.9% of MEN are diagnosed with mental illness. [5] The National Eating Disorder Association estimates that MERICAL SUFFER FROM EATING DISORDERSm WOMEN Women account for 85% of all anorexia and bulimia cases and 65% of binge eating disorder cases. [2] 85% of all anorexia and bulimia cases 65% of binge eating disorder cases 38.5% 38.5% OF ADULT WOMEN REPORT POOR MENTAL HEALTH PERCENTAGE OF FEMALES REPORTING POOR MENTAL HEALTH IN THE U.S. (2010) [4] ME VT ND MN SD WI NY CTRI NJ MD DE MA WY NE IA PA OH IN NV KS VA MO NC AZ TN OK AK SC MS AL GA LA TX FL HI 28.7% - 35.6% 38.6% - 40.4% 36.1% - 38.4% 40.6% - 44.5% IN 2008 THERE WERE 102,133 CLIENTS BEING SERVED BY THE STATE PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM – OF THOSE 41,160 WERE FEMALE.12] OF THOSE WOMEN: 11111111 76.5% were diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) 12% were dually diagnosed EMPLOYMENT 12% employed 16% unemployed 68% not in labor force EDUCATION 1.1% master's 0.09% doctorate 3.2% bachelor's 0.3%no formal education 3% associate's degree 18.3% finished preschool-8th 14.2% post-high- school education without a degree 30% finished 9th -12th ETHNICITY 0.2% Asian 6.5% race/ethnicity unknown 0.4% American Indian, 0.8% Hispanic 61% White Less than 0.1%: 0.02% Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 31.4% African American 25% + MORE THAN 25% OF WOMEN TAKE AT LEAST ONE DRUG TO TREAT A PSYCHIATRIC CONDITION (2010) - MOST PROMINENTLY FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY (6] The use of drugs to treat psychiatric behavior has rise by 22% since 2001. WOMEN ARE 2X AS LIKELY AS MEN: 1. to have panic disorder, general anxiety, and specific phobias. [2] 2. to develop PTSD following a traumatic event. [2] NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK "National Women's Health Week highlights the importance of a woman's health which can affect the health of entire families. Newer research points to the critical importance of the nutrition and health status of pregnant women for brain development, weight and risk for a number of diseases. As well, women influence the healthcare decisions of man, including their children, spouses and increasingly, their parents. Never before in society have women been in so many roles and with that, experienced associated high levels of stress, another threat to health and well-being. Therefore, educating women about how to improve and maintain their health has never been more important." - Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, Consultant to the Eating Disorder Program, The Ranch "National Women's Health Week is an important reminder to take care of ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally so that we can effectively and authentically show up for ourselves and our loved ones" Sarah Chapin, Executive Director, SRI "National Women's Health Week gives us an opportunity to focus on the needs of women at large. We continue to see a growing percentage of women seeking treatment for sex and intimacy disorders at The Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch. Often these underserved individuals suffer silently and secretly, frequently presenting with substance abuse, chronic relapse, eating disorders, depression and other mental health issues. These women need to know they are not alone and there is hope for healing." - Cheryl Brown, Director of Marketing & Outreach Services, The Ranch SOURCES CREATED BY 1. http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/genderwomen/en/ 2. Ibid elements 3. http://adph.org/ALPHTN/assets/051310byrd.pdf 4. http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparetable.jsp?ind= BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CREATING EXTRAORDINARY LIVES 94&cat=2&sort=97 5. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/01/19/1-in-5- americans-suffer-from-mental-illness/ 6. http://www.thefrisky.com/2011-11-18/25-percent-of-american- women-take-mental-health-medications/ 7. http://www.mirasol.net/eating-disorders/information/eating- disorder-statistics.php www.ElementsBehavioralHealth.com

Women's Mental Health

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In recognition of National Women's Health Week, Elements Behavioral Health (EBH) properties The Ranch and the Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI) have created an infographic about Women's Mental Health - ...

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