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Mental Health

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Good mental health is an important part of a woman's overall health. Here you will find information about mental health issues that affect women and links to the best organizations and publications on mental health.

Get help! If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-TALK (8255).


Mental health illnesses

Trying to conceive, pregnancy, and mental health

  • Infertility and mental health
  • Pregnancy and mental health

Menstruation, menopause, and mental health

  • Premenstrual mood changes
  • Menopause and mood changes

Women veterans and mental health

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and women veterans
  • Military sexual trauma and women veterans
  • Intimate partner violence (IPV) and women veterans

When you need help

  • Kinds of counseling
  • How will I pay for mental health services?

Good mental health

  • Nutrition and mental health
  • Exercise and mental health
  • Sleep and mental health
  • Stress and mental health

Your rights

Preventing suicide

  • What can be done to prevent suicide?
  • What are the warning signs of suicide?
  • What are the risk factors for suicide?

Help hotlines

  • National hotlines that provide anonymous, confidential information to callers.


  • Gateways to mental health information
  • General mental health resources
  • Mental health information about:
    • Drug and alcohol abuse
    • Suicide
    • Treatment and recovery
    • More...

Government in action on mental health

  • Women's Mental Health Initiative


Content last updated March 29, 2010.

Resources last updated March 29, 2010.

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