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Women’s Mental Health and Wellness

1.0 Contact Hours
Target Audience: Nurses, healthcare professionals, and interested individuals
Purpose/Goal: The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the role of gender bias in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders and discuss the major mental health disorders affecting women.
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Good mental health is as important as physical and spiritual health and research continues to show how closely mental, physical, and spiritual health are connected. A healthy mental state allows us to enjoy life, good physical health, helps us cope with life’s challenges, and provides a feeling of well-being and inner strength. A healthy mental state also supports family, friends, and communities. Gender is a crucial determinant of mental health and mental illness. Gender bias occurs in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Differentiate between mental health disorders and mental illness.
  • Discuss how gender bias has affected the diagnosis and treatment of women with mental health disorders.
  • Explain the role of childhood and adolescence as they relate to mental health concerns.
  • List suicide risk factors.
  • Identify the types, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and interventions for specific mental health disorders (including anxiety and types of depressive disorders such as postpartum depression).
  • Describe the various integrative therapies that can be used in the treatment of mental health disorders.

Good mental health is important to everyone. It is as important as physical and spiritual health and research continues to show how closely mental, physical, and spiritual health are connected. Good mental health allows us to enjoy life, experience enhanced physical health, cope effectively with life’s challenges, and provide a feeling of wellbeing, inner strength, and resilience. Good mental health is also important for family and friends (U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health [USDHHS, OWH], 2017).

Continued intellectual, social, and physical activity throughout the life cycle are important for the maintenance of good mental health. Mental health is sometimes thought of as simply the absence of mental illness, but it is actually much more. As defined by the Mental Health/Aging Advocacy Project (2006), "mental health is a state of successful mental functioning, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships, and the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity. Mental health is indispensable to personal well-being, family and interpersonal relationships, and one's contribution to society.”

According to the Administration on Aging (2017), mental health reflects psychological well-being and an individual’s ability to function in daily life regardless of his or her physical health or physical disability. The promotion of mental health is therefore a priority for all stages of life and is important for all members of a society.

Complete the course post exam (CE Test) with a score of 80% or greater. Complete all fields of the course evaluation form. Certificate of Completion is provided once the course post exam is passed per criteria above.

  • American Board of Managed Care Nursing
  • ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association
  • ASWB - Association of Social Work Boards
  • California Board of Registered Nursing
  • California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery
  • NAADAC - The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors


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Course Expires:

August 23, 2020

  • Caroline Young, MPH
  • Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC
Jurisdictional Requirements:

Continuing education (CE) licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. These CE requirements may vary in terms of the number of hours required to the types of courses that must be taken. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC recommends you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. Compliance with CE requirements is the responsibility of the individual health care provider. Health care providers must understand the CE requirements in their jurisdictions, and be sure they are up-to-date on any rule changes that affect their license. For further information, please see our Accreditation Information.

Accommodations for Disabilities:

Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodations, please contact us.

Conflicts of Interest and Relevant Financial Relationships:

The authors/planning committee members have no conflicts of interests or relevant financial relationships to declare relevant to this activity.

Commercial Support:

No commercial support has been received for this activity.

Non-endorsement of products:

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Off-label Use of Products:

None of the authors intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.