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Two New FREE booklets from the Office of Women's Health

Women's Mental Health
Women's Mental Health:
What It Means to You

Women's Mental Health: What It Means to You is a consumer booklet that addresses the stigma associated with mental health, while offering women advice for talking about mental illness, suggestions about where to turn for support and solutions for preventing and coping with mental illness. Action Steps for Improving Women's Mental Health is a report that explores the role gender plays in the diagnosis, course, and treatment of mental illness. It also outlines specific action steps policy makers, healthcare providers, researchers and others can take to spur positive changes, improve care, reduce stigma, increase the capacity for recovery and ultimately reduce the burden of mental illness on women's lives. Both publications can be ordered FREE through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Health Information Network (SHIN) by visiting http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/OWH09/index.phpx or by calling 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727).