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Women"s mental health in Africa

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Published by Haworth Press in New York .
Written in English

  • Africa.,
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Women -- Mental health -- Africa.,
    • Women -- Africa -- Psychology.,
    • Mental Health.,
    • Sociology, Medical -- Africa.,
    • Women -- psychology.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Esther D. Rothblum and Ellen Cole.
      ContributionsRothblum, Esther D., Cole, Ellen.
      LC ClassificationsRC451.4.W6 W666 1990b
      The Physical Object
      Pagination98 p. ;
      Number of Pages98
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1853662M
      ISBN 101560240431
      LC Control Number90005364

        In short, exercising strategies for long-term stress release is not only a key factor for black women to improve mental health, but also physical well-being and resilience. Here are two resources that shine a light on what anxiety means for the African-American woman and solutions to combat feelings of overwhelm on a daily : Chandra C. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the United States. Data show that for Black women, anxiety is more chronic and the symptoms more intense than their White counterparts. This description, however, only tells half the story. What it does not tell us is how anxiety is perceived and experienced daily by Black women.

      Self Help Africa works with thousands of farmers in rural Africa, helping them to feed their families, earn a living and become more self-reliant. Transafrika Cultural Institutes. a non-profit organization based in the US dedicated to supporting schools, orphanages and medical facilities in Africa. The Ufosa Foundation. Background. Depression has been identified as one of the most common mental illness, affecting more than 12 million women (12%) and more than 6 million men (7%) in the US within any 1-year period (National Institute of Mental Health, ).In a recent large-scale national survey, a lifetime prevalence rate of % was reported for African Americans (Williams et al., ), .

        The African Region has large intraregional disparities in terms of coverage of basic maternal health interventions like antenatal care. While Southern Africa reported almost universal coverage in , in West Africa about one third of pregnant women did not receive antenatal care visits. Very early childbearing brings with it heightened health.   Statistics from a global study presented at a recent mental health summit in Johannesburg revealed that mental disorders have increased by %. In South Africa, 30% of people report life-long.

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This landmark volume looks closely at the mental health of women in Africa, a topic that has been virtually unexplored until now. Replete with some of the most provocative feminist issues of the day, Women's Mental Health in Africa examines the economic, physical, and social factors that have a major impact on the psychological well-being of women in African : Paperback.

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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. 1 Many mental health conditions, such as depression and bipolar disorder, affect more women than men or affect women in different ways from men.

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