The mental health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic are staggering; public health countermeasures have caused secondary impacts including isolation, job losses, increased caregiving responsibilities and increased risk of exposure to the virus through work in essential industries. Women are shouldering many of these burdens, and their mental health is suffering.
Spotlight on Women’s Mental Health is the next piece in our Unmasking Gender Inequity series. It aims to reveal the true realities of mental health for women and provides resources that support women throughout the rest of the pandemic, our recovery, and beyond. Read the media release here.
The release of Unmasking Gender Inequity: Spotlight on Women’s Mental Health is supported by a social media campaign called #AlsoMe. ‘Me’ portrays the face you put forward to the world, while the ‘Also Me’ reveals the reality of the situation for that person.
We’re shining a light on the #AlsoMe moments of mental health. Sometimes, we feel the need to put our best face forward, when in reality we may be struggling with stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, low moods, and more. We want women to know that it’s okay not to be okay, and that no one should suffer alone or be ashamed of their struggles.
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