May 2023 Spotlights Mental Health. Mental Health Month is held in the United States and Mental Health Awareness Week is held 15-21 May in the United Kingdom.
Mental Health Month
What is the theme for the (United States) Mental Health Month?
Topics that we specifically address include:
- Safe and Stable Housing
- Healthy Home Environments
- Neighborhoods and Towns
- The Outdoors and Nature
We’ll help people understand how these topics impact mental health, provide tips for actions people can take to change their surroundings in favor of their well-being, and suggestions for how to cope if change isn’t realistic”.
Mental Health Awareness Week
What is the theme for the (United Kingdom) Mental Health Awareness Week?
Is there an association between menopause and mental health?
In Menopause and Mental Health: Untangling Physical and Mental Health Symptoms Related To Menopause the Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) explain:
While the risk is higher for women in the age-related and natural menopausal transition, women might also have a higher risk of mood changes after menopause caused by surgery such as hysterectomy or if the ovaries have been removed. Depression also occurs at a higher rate in women with a lack of oestrogen caused by primary ovarian insufficiency”.
Health Care Provider
What if I feel more out-of-sorts than usual?
If you feel more anxious, more depressed, more stressed or more out-of-sorts than usual, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.
In Menopause and Mental Health: Untangling Physical and Mental Health Symptoms Related To Menopause the AMS also elaborate on:
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