The mental health of women over 40 is often neglected. We have a lifetime of experiences and unresolved issues that can affect our mental health, so it's important to take care of ourselves. That means making time for self-care every day as well as talking about what we're going through with friends and loved ones.
Psychiatric issues affect women more often than men. According to 2016 data from the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five U.S adults experiences mental health problems every year. And when asked about what they sought therapy for, women were twice as likely as men to mention anxiety disorders and three times more likely to seek help with depression.
Research has shown that women who have not resolved past trauma or abuse may be at increased risk for developing anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. Trauma can mean different things to everyone; it could pertain specifically to sexual assault, physical violence from intimate partners (i.e., spouse), exposure war etcetera but the impact will vary depending on an individual's life experiences with these terrible events! The consequences are often much more severe than what was experienced during its occurrence because there is no closure which leads one down a path towards addiction as well suicidal thoughts among others since those feelings of neglect never go away completely--they just accumulate over time until finally becoming overwhelming enough where intervention becomes necessary before irreversible damage
Trauma can be treated with therapy. Studies show that women who find relief from psychiatric symptoms related to past abuse had more positive treatment outcomes when they went through psychotherapy (a type of therapy that deals with a person's feelings, behaviors and relationships) rather than medication. Women should consider the benefits and risks before deciding on which course will work best for them.
Supported by family and friends, these women reported fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety while also reporting better overall health.
Unresolved trauma can be treated with therapy. Studies show that women who find relief from psychiatric symptoms related to past abuse had more positive treatment outcomes when they went through psychotherapy rather than medication. Supported by family and friends, these women reported fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety while also reporting better overall health.
We hope that by reading this article, you were able to learn more about the link between unresolved issues and mental health in women. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or know someone who is, we encourage you to reach out for help. There are many resources available such as our 12 week group coaching program Take Your Life Back using the J.U.M.P. method. (Text LIFE to 718-504-2192) to learn more.
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