US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health: Mental Health Page

A woman looks to the left, her brown hair flows to the right, and a flower represents her brain. Illustration by Valentina Talijan

This site begins with three of the top questions about women’s mental health: How do I know if I have a mental health condition? How can I have a healthy body image? How do eating disorders affect a woman’s health? The site contains information on trauma, body image, living and working with mental health conditions, finding help. It is most relevant to those who are suffering now, rather than those trying to get a larger feminist understanding of the causes of their suffering.

“Good mental health is essential to overall well-being. More than 1 in 5 women in the United States experienced a mental health condition in the past year, such as depression or anxiety. Many mental health conditions, such as depression and bipolar disorder, affect more women than men or affect women in different ways from men. Most serious mental health conditions cannot be cured. But they can be treated, so you can get better and live well.”