Never Alone Initiative is a non-profit organization of compassionate individuals, we are dedicated to providing emotional and moral support, advice, and referral services to help the surviving spouses of military personnel and their families better manage their depression and start to begin returning to living a normal life.  We provide a welcoming and supportive community of survivors so that no one needs to feel alone.
700 UNIVERSITY AVE., STUBBS HALL ROOM 202, MONROE, LA 71209
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Unique Perspectives on Depression in Women

 

Women are more prone to depression than men.

 

According to statistics released by Mental Health America, females are 70% more prone to depression than men and 1 in 8 American women suffer from clinical depression.

 

This discrepancy might be caused by the fact that women are more likely to report their symptoms than men, but that does not really give the complete picture.

 

The hormonal make-up of a woman is different from that of a man, so they’re more prone to bouts of depression at certain points in their life.

 

Starting from puberty, to when they start seeing their menses, to pregnancy and childbirth, including menopause and pre-menopause, women experience so many hormonal fluctuations that can easily trigger bouts of depression.

 

There are several other factors that can lead to depression in women.

 

Childhood trauma induced low self-esteem, low level of education, poor socio-economic status, are some of the factors that can cause a person, male or female, to experience depression.

 

Depression in Women

 

Depression in women is quite different from depression in men. Below are some of the signs of depression in women:

  • Uncontrollable bouts of tears

  • Feeling down for up to two weeks or more.

  • Feeling hopeless, worthless and sad

  • Feeling isolated and cut off from friends and family

  • Lack of interest in those things that formerly excited you

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Sudden unexplainable change in appetite causing either weight loss or gain

  • Disruption in sl