Life is full of ups and downs and it’s normal to feel sad once in a while. But when you feel sad, empty, or hopeless most of the time for at least 2 weeks, or those feelings keep you from your regular activities, you may be experiencing depression.
There are certain kinds of depression that are unique to only women. Women may experience symptoms of depression or mood swings at times of hormonal change, such as postpartum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause-related depression.
Women who experience traumatic events and abusive relationships are also highly susceptible to conditions like anxiety and depression.
Mariposa Women & Family Center offers a safe place to explore and process your own unique feelings and set of circumstances as well as work toward improved coping and increased support.