No one should suffer in silence. Stigma and shame are one of the biggest reasons people don't seek help or support when they struggle with mental health challenges. Mental disorder can often affect women more differently than men. Depression and anxiety seem to be more common for women.
There are certain types of disorders that are unique to women. Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social well-being. Your mental health is essential to your overall health and quality of life. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices and relate to others.
Each stage of your life can create different challenges to good mental health. The events that worry you as a 20-year-old probably won't be the same as what causes you stress when you're 50.
Eating right, staying physically active, getting enough sleep, and having healthy relationships will help support good physical and mental health throughout life. If you're worried about your mental health, talk to someone right away.
Steps you can take to support good mental health include the following: