Women and girls experience mental illness differently than men and boys. The following mental illnesses are more common in women than men, and women are more likely to experience comorbidity.
There are also mental illnesses that are specific to women:
Women are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and attempt suicides, but are less likely to die by suicide. Many people believe that women attempting suicide is just a method to gain attention, but that is not true. A failed suicide attempt in women is a strong indicator that they may attempt again in the future.
Today, I encourage you to reach out to female friend and check in on how they're doing. We must support each other and reduce the stigma around talking about mental illness.
We are equal. We both walk our two feet on the same earth. And we’re in this together. --Lady Gaga