National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: March 10
Posted Mar 03 2010 12:31pm
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: March 10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is a nationwide initiative, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health to raise awareness of the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Read more about NWGHAAD . When women are faced with HIV/AIDS, their physical health is not the only issue at hand. Often accompanying the physical illness associated with the virus are mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. The Office on Women’s Health has two publications—one for health professionals and one for consumers—that focus on building positive awareness about women’s mental health. They address environmental and cultural barriers to seeking help and suggest gender-appropriate strategies for recovery. Order your free mental health publications for women today!
Action Steps for Improving Women’s Mental Health (OWH09-PROFESSIONAL) Order Now
Women’s Mental Health: What It Means to You (OWH09-Consumer) Order Now
Distribute copies of Women’s Mental Health: What It Means to You to faith-based organizations, health fairs, and town hall meetings.
Share Action Steps for Improving Women’s Mental Health with your colleagues and other mental health service providers.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration 1 Choke Cherry Road | Rockville, MD 20857 | 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727) | http://www.samhsa.gov SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity, and effectiveness of the Nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.