How do you fix mental health problems in a country where half of all girls are married by the age of 18?
Child marriages in Mozambique affect 1 in 2 girls, with 56% of women married before the age of 18 and 21% by the age of 15. The consequences include adolescent pregnancy, persistent poverty and hunger, loss of education, and high maternal mortality.
Anne Buist, professor of women’s mental health at the University of Melbourne, said we were struggling to support women with severe mental health issues.
The UN on Monday urged Indonesia to prioritize investments in primary health care, address mental health issues and scale up reproductive services.
The picture most of us seem to carry in our minds is of a grizzled older white male who served in Vietnam, has chronic mental health and/or substance abuse issues, and can be seen panhandling at an intersection with a cardboard sign.
Pregnant women having lower levels of an anti-anxiety hormone in their second trimester had an increased chance of developing postpartum depression, a study has shown. Read more.
On Monday, a group of social workers and doctors will try to do their part for other moms in a similar situation by opening the doors of the Motherhood Center of New York, a non-medical facility in Kips Bay providing new and expecting moms a range of supportive services. Read more.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups say women regularly face barriers to accessing healthcare and can have poor experiences when they do. Read more.
The 7th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health is being held in Ireland next week. With that mind, we discuss the issue with two women who have gone through mental illness and Professor Veronica O’Keane, an expert in perinatal depression.
“Rights, Resilience, Recovery” is a big theme for a big global meeting on women’s mental health, but two years ago in Japan, experts chose Ireland as the next country to stage the global conference for a reason.
The female ward at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in India’s capital Delhi is home to about 80 women with mental health problems.
Depression is almost twice as likely to affect women than men. Difficulty in sleeping, loss of appetite and fatigue are the most common symptoms, but another lesser-known risk is a higher chance of heart attack.
A recent review of the literature demonstrates that collaborative care models are particularly well suited to treating depressed women in non-mental health settings.
Therapy and personal support are often suggested as early treatment for the condition, but a growing number of new mothers in Austin, Texas are turning to marijuana to contend with the emotional pain of postpartum depression.
According to research from the Royal Women’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne, found no association between depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms, or psychological distress with vitamin D status.
Millennials report higher rates of depression than any other generation and are now the biggest sector of the workforce, creating new challenges in work culture and mental health treatment.
In addition to the effect of gender bias on salary, women’s careers and incomes suffer because men have the ability to work longer hours that women cannot compete with unless they sacrifice their mental health.
The election of Donald Trump, fights over Medicaid funding, Republican-led efforts to restrict abortion and a slow-burning crisis in the state’s child welfare system spelled a chaotic year for Texas health and human services policy in 2016. Here’s a look at this year’s top stories. Read more…
The funding will pay for more nurses and psychiatrists to provide specialist care for women in their homes and in maternity units, by giving advice on medication and lifestyle, counselling them and helping to minimise risks.
According to a recent study by American Geriatric Society, tests were done with 830 middle-aged women, concluding if one has their children later in life, their brainpower will be boosted while protecting one from memory loss.
Pink butterfly stickers were pasted all over light blue walls inside Katleen’s cell. The 28-year-old of Romany Gypsy origin peered through the hatch of her door as she told me about her experience of mental health provision in prison.
A team of researchers has discovered that serotonin (5-HT) and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) act in opposite ways in males and females to influence aggression and dominance.
The 31-year-old writer discusses feminism, sexual violence and misogyny in the context of partisan politics and her personal life.