While taking care of your physical and mental health should be a priority every day, observing National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is a great way to remind yourself and others. Your health is critical to your overall wellbeing. Crossroads encourages all of our residents to take their healthcare seriously and use their time in treatment and recovery to make the best choices they can for themselves and their lifelong health and recovery. As part of our residential women’s treatment center, we focus on gender-responsive treatment for the unique health needs of women. Give our team a call at 877.978.1667 today if you have questions about substance use disorder, eating disorder, or mental health disorder treatment.
What Is National Women’s Health Week?
In a nutshell, NWHW is a way to bring attention to the importance of women’s health. The week-long observance is led by the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH).
During the week that typically surrounds Mother’s Day in May each year, women are encouraged to take a hard look at their health and wellness. They can then schedule all their checkups for the year with their primary care providers and any specialists. It’s also a great time to make changes to your lifestyle for the better. This could be in the form of an exercise regimen or improvements to your diet.
NWHW also serves as a vehicle to bring to light the biggest health issues women are battling today and that they should pay special attention to avoid being at risk. The week aims to raise awareness about women’s health issues and provide suggestions for manageable ways that women can improve their health and lifestyle.
Observing National Women’s Health Week
The OWH has created many tools and resources to help you observe NWHW in the way that suits you best. The best way to get involved is to take steps to improve your own health and share your experience. You can check out the OWH website for resources and even an online quiz to give you some direction.
Here are three simple yet effective ways to observe NWHW.
Tell others what you are currently doing and what you plan to do to be healthier. This can be for your physical or mental health benefit. Use the promotional tools that the NWHW provides and share on social media with #NWHW on any posts you share.
Try organizing an event in your community. This could be big, small, or even virtual. Get others involved, too. Your enthusiasm will be infectious.
3. Take Action
If you’re not sure how to take action for your own health, then consult the OWH website to find lots of NWHW tools, and put them to use. Better yet, tell your friends about these tools, too, so that they can do the same and help spread the good word about better health among women.
Contact Crossroads to Learn How to Make Women’s Health a Priority
At Crossroads, women’s health is our priority too. We offer a holistic approach to helping women who are suffering from a substance use disorder, eating disorder, or mental health disorder. We know that each woman is unique in their needs. The therapeutic modalities that are part of our treatments include:
- Experiential therapies like art, nature, and equine therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior treatment (DBT)
- Trauma therapy
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Motivational interviewing
If you would like to learn more about the treatment we offer at Crossroads and how you can observe NWHW and support women’s health every day, give us a call today at 877.978.1667.