In The News

17 Nov 2011

Women need more mental health support


As a group of organisations concerned with the wellbeing of women and girls, we are writing to draw attention to the fact that women are not getting appropriate mental health support; this affects their quality of life and productivity, and stops them playing a full part in family life and their communities. Recent research by Platform 51 has shown that a third of women have taken antidepressants at some point in their lives, while one in four women currently taking antidepressants have been on them for 10 years or more. What’s more, nearly a quarter of those taking them have not had a review of their medication use for a year or more at some point, and over half were not offered any alternative to drugs at time of prescription.

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The Guardian


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