In support of Mental Health Week.

It is well known that approximately 19 million people suffer depression each year; 1 in 5 americans! Sadly, the majority are women.  Did you know that women are twice as likely to develop clinical depression as men? As a matter of fact, one in four women is likely to have an episode of major depression at some point in her life. One third of women with depression live with this condition untreated. 

But what are the major causes of depression and how do women react to treatment?  What are the genetic, biological and psycho-social factors that might lead women into depression?  Find out more!  





About the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.

The organization does so by funding scholarships to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, researchers, and authors to convey the timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health. of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that will create women’s health awareness and advocacy in the community.


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