Oct 10, 2023, 4:00 am UTC
Mental Health Toolkit
World Mental Health Day only comes around once a year, but that doesn’t mean we should stop having conversations that destigmatize mental illness and help women flourish.
To keep those conversations going, we’ve put together a toolkit that will empower you to make mental health a priority year-round.
Use this toolkit as a guide to support your mental health needs and share the love with others in your community. We hope it will inform, inspire, and ignite action on women’s mental health.
(This article was updated on World Mental Health Day 2023.)
How-to guides on taking care of your mental health needs & showing up for others
This collection of articles offers targeted, science-backed advice that you can use to make mental health a priority in your everyday life. Whether it’s talking about mental health or seeking help, we’ve got it covered.
Mental Health Check: How to use online screening tools effectively
Are you thinking about taking an online mental health screening test? Use this guide to learn how it can help you, the tests' benefits and limitations, and what to do with the results.
Navigate the overwhelming number of mental health apps available today by considering these important factors.
Conversations around mental health are hard. Here’s how to listen and support people experiencing mental health challenges.
Women supporting women
We believe in the power of lived experience and community-driven solutions. This series of Q&As features women leading the charge on mental health in their communities.
This medical student built a thriving Instagram community about anxiety
Carly Johnston, founder of the mental health-focused Instagram community, Healing the Anxious Mind, shares her story.
The social entrepreneur is helping Black women tap into the wisdom of their "aunties."
She is behind the online platform Althea Therapy, which connects Black, Indigenous, and racialized people to mental health providers who understand their culture.
Discrimination & women’s mental health
The gender gap in mental health can’t be closed without taking a hard look at the toll of discrimination. With our Discrimination & Women’s Mental Health Initiative, we’re investigating how racism, ableism, ageism, and weight bias affect women’s mental health — and offering advice you can apply in your daily life.
The New Spectrum of Mental Health Care
A new emphasis on culturally competent mental health care could be a game-changer for racialized women.
The definition of trauma is evolving to address the hidden toll of racism on health. Learn how to start your healing journey.
Daily slights and dismissals known as microaggressions cause real psychological harm. Fortunately, there are effective ways to disarm them and protect your mental health.