Mental health is an important and ongoing issue in societies around the globe. Those issues include pressing concerns regarding women’s mental health. Too often, available treatments like women’s trauma therapy go unused. As a result, needless suffering occurs. World Mental Health Day, set for October 10th every year, is dedicated to addressing these shortcomings. The day casts a bright spotlight on changing things for the better.
Our Painted Desert Recovery team supports the goals of World Mental Health Day. Our particular focus is on the women-centered treatment of substance addiction. For mental health issues, we also proudly provide a women’s trauma therapy program. We’re dedicated to changing that situation and providing women with the best possible substance-related services. Learn how you can celebrate World Mental Health Day by speaking to a mental health specialist at 844.540.0357 or completing our online form.
Facts About World Mental Health Day
Every year, two organizations share responsibility for hosting World Mental Health Day. The first of these organizations, the World Health Organization, is the main sponsor. However, the yearly theme for the event is chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health.
In America, two major mental health-related events occur every October. The first of these events is Mental Illness Awareness Week. This week takes place just prior to World Mental Health Day. The timing of the two events helps increase public awareness of both of them.
The Special Requirements of Women’s Mental Health
There are a number of reasons for focusing specifically on women’s mental health. These reasons include gender-specific differences in:
- The types of events likely to contribute to mental health issues
- The odds that certain mental illnesses will occur
- The underlying motivations for abusing drugs or alcohol
Women have different risks in each of these areas than men. In the past, many substance abuse and mental health programs treated men as typical of everyone. However, this longstanding trend is undergoing a gradual reversal. Today, you can find programs that understand the unique needs of women at Painted Desert Recovery.
The Need for Women’s Trauma Treatment
For women, trauma treatment often plays a key role in mental health recovery. That includes recovery from addiction, which experts now understand to be a mental health issue. Why is women’s trauma treatment so important? Women are disproportionately exposed to those forms of trauma most likely to lead to long-term problems.
Trauma can be the result of:
- Being sexually abused, physically abused, or neglected as a child
- Experiencing domestic violence
- Undergoing a sexual assault as an adult
In turn, serious trauma is a known risk factor for substance problems and PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder. It can also contribute to the onset of other serious mental health concerns.
Treatment designed for women with a history of trauma exposure takes all of these things into account. It does not view men’s experiences as the norm. Instead, it focuses squarely on women’s experiences and the help women need to recover. Women’s therapy programs for trauma may take place on an outpatient basis. However, you may need help from a residential program. This kind of live-in program provides more time for treatment. As a result, it can support recovery from more severe types of problems.
Celebrate World Mental Health Day with Painted Desert Recovery
World Mental Health Day highlights Painted Desert Recovery’s year-round dedication to women’s mental health. Our specialty is the residential treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. We feature a range of customizable, gender-specific treatment options. Those options include comprehensive trauma therapy. They also include nutrition, art, experiential and equine therapies.
The availability of so many options makes it easy to develop a treatment plan that fits your one-of-a-kind situation. It also makes it possible to address the symptoms of even the most long-term and chronic addiction issues. For more information on our programs, fill out our online form or call us today at 844.540.0357.