Mental health and wellness is an important aspect of our lives that often gets overlooked. As women, we often prioritize taking care of our families and loved ones at the expense of taking care of ourselves. In order to prioritize our own mental health, it is important to have access to resources that can provide us with the guidance and support we need. The following are five mental health and wellness resources for women that can be accessed easily from the internet or phone.
NAMI is a grassroots organization that provides information, support, education, advocacy, and research for individuals living with mental illness in the United States. They offer online support groups for women, and other individuals, suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, eating disorders, and more.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) is dedicated to helping women who are struggling with postpartum depression or related conditions such as anxiety disorders or other maternal mood disorders. They offer virtual support groups led by trained facilitators. They also provide one-on-one peer counseling services via telephone or video chat.
"There are so many resources. We just need some help with finding them." – Nyeesha D. Williams
#3 Strong Minds
Strong Minds is a virtual platform designed specifically for women in need of mental health support during times of stress or change in their lives. They offer online courses focusing on stress management, communication skills development, parenting strategies, self-care practices, positive thinking exercises, and more.
Serenity For Mothers offers online therapeutic programs explicitly tailored for mothers looking for help managing anxiety or depression during pregnancy or postpartum periods. Their programs include individualized therapy sessions focusing on cognitive behavior therapy techniques designed to help mothers build resilience while managing their symptoms effectively.
#5 Better Help
Better Help is an online therapy platform where you can connect with licensed therapists from the comfort of your own home through text messaging or video chat sessions. It offers anonymous access to professional counseling services 24/7 so users can get immediate help without waiting weeks for an appointment at a local therapist's office.
Taking care of your mental health should always be a priority—especially as a woman!
Whether you are seeking individualized therapy sessions tailored specifically for mothers or want some advice about dealing with everyday stresses, these resources can provide you with the assistance you need so you don't have to go through it alone. Take care of yourself first—you deserve it! Want to learn more? Subscribe to my YouTube channel and email list to stay up-to-date on more information.