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Women’s Mental Health Resources

Women face unique challenges in life, many of which can contribute to mental health issues and conditions. Taking care of your well-being is essential when navigating the various difficulties of life as a female-identifying person. Below you’ll find a list of articles to help you learn more about women’s mental health and find help.

9 Strategies to Help Stressed Moms Cope

9 Strategies to Help Stressed Moms Cope

Between caregiving demands, working from home, little time for oneself, skyrocketing inflation rates, and the constantly changing COVID-19 landscape, stressed moms are at their breaking point. By focusing on advocating for change in what is outside of one’s control and making small changes to those items within one’s locus of control, moms can better learn to cope with the many stressors facing them today.

by: Leah Rockwell, LPC, LCPC
Autism in Women

Autism in Women: Signs, Causes, & Support

Autism in women is an often overlooked disorder that can cause a lot of frustration, overwhelm, and difficulty connecting. Autism in women can look like difficulty with social relationships, sensory overwhelm, sensory seeking, challenges in work life, and an intense focus on a desired topic. Treatment is only necessary if the symptoms negatively impact a person’s life.

by: Allison Lieberman, LMFT, PMH-C

What Are Peripartum & Postpartum Disorders?

Postpartum Depression Postpartum Psychosis Baby Blues

Postpartum depression is a specific depression that occurs after childbirth. This condition often begins with milder symptoms before delivery, and many who experience postpartum depression also report peripartum depression.

Postpartum psychosis is a diagnosis used to categorize an episode of mania or psychosis following childbirth. This diagnosis represents a spectrum of psychotic disorders varying in duration, onset, and intensity.

Baby blues are mood changes that happen during the first 10 days postpartum. During this time, women describe feeling more sad and worried than usual.

FAQ About Motherhood

Can Mothers Experience Burnout?

Parental burnout is a multidimensional state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Women experiencing mom burnout often report feeling intense exhaustion, simply “going through the motions,” rather than feeling present or engaged with their children’s lives.

Why Do I Feel Like a Bad Mom?

Mom guilt refers to specific feelings of guilt related to motherhood and parenting. Some moms may feel they miss out on aspects of their children’s lives because they work, or some believe they do not live up to societal expectations of the “perfect mother.”

What Is Mom Shaming?

Mom shaming entails bashing the choices a mother makes for her children, household, and family. People may question her ability to raise her kids, judge her for working, or make assumptions about her parenting skills based on her appearance.

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