Something needs to be done about discrimination & mental health
Most of us have been touched by discrimination. Our gender, the color of our skin, who we love, how we dress, our age, and our abilities can all be the target of ignorance, even hate. Sometimes discrimination is overt; other times, it is subtle. But either way, it builds over time, gradually compromising our mental health.
The time is now
The trouble is, until recently, the influence discrimination can have on our mental health has been largely ignored. Researchers are just beginning to understand how profoundly damaging it can be and discover effective ways to address it.
Worldwide, they are taking a closer look at how discrimination based on gender, skin color, band size, religion, and more affects the mind. such as racism and sexism, combine to worsen the problem. After all, no one is defined by a single identity.
A platform for change
The gender gap in mental health cannot be closed without taking a hard look at discrimination, its mental health consequences, and what can be done about them.
Progress can’t come soon enough. That’s why we created the wmnHealth platform and this initiative. Help us shape the future of women’s brain health.