How are you different? Why ask for a special treatment?
Well, come to think of it, we women have spent so long and worked so hard for equality in rights, in education, and at work, that it may actually be hard to talk about how we are different.
But, our mental and physical compositions make us different and so does our health in both the segments. Our anxieties, our traumas, our ailments, everything differs from that of a man. And that is where a differential treatment is the need.
The World Health Organization has been working on this, and knows a lot about what is going on with a modern women. Illnesses of the mind, problems with thinking, feeling and living, are only identified by doctors, more than half the time, and not the woman herself. Three out of five women who have this kind of problem wait less than a year before seeing a doctor. This is true for most Indian women.
Identify and Acknowledge The Problem
But it is hard to find ways to get a woman to really believe that it is not possible to fix a problem until she admits that she has one.
Depression is twice as common in women as it is in men. It is actually on its way to becoming the second leading cause of inability to work for women around the globe.
Various kinds of nervousness and anxiety disorders are more prevalent in women! What is the remedy?
Start The Remedy Step By Step
Saying NO TO THE DISABILITY is the first step.
And asking for treatment is the second. Yes, it is tough, but not impossible if you hit the right spot and approach the right remedy. There are medically specialized providers — psychiatrists, who can give medications, look at what is going on chemically, offering alternative treatments, too.
There are psychologists, counsellors, who do testing and psychotherapy — a specialized kind of talking that can help change people’s brain chemistry somewhat, too.
It’s just that women need to identify and need to stand up to their needs without being so reluctant as they often are to tell a professional what is wrong, while completely ignoring self.
Speak Up In Bold
Another aspect that needs light is that women are more often victims of violence than men. They need to discuss this with the professionals, if they are suffering, and sort out the issues in their lives. Saying NO TO A DEMENTED LIFE has to be the call!
Sometimes women, wonder if there is a way to be protected against anxiety and depression. It seems that even today, a lot of women have no control over what they do in life, and the ability to make some decisions for themselves — especially when they have to react to the challenging situations.
We know that support from family, friends and professionals who care, is precious. Yet, a voice for self can do wonders.
The Change That Is Required
The women’s movements of the 60s have become more mature now. In the 90s, we talked about the “empowerment” of women. Now we are looking at more possibilities for women to grow as whole people, to become independent and stronger than ever in history.
The only call that one has to take is to say yes to life and SAY NO TO BEING THE VICTIMS!