March 8 is International Women’s Day

posted by Amber Brady on March 1, 2024 Woman and child

March 8 is International Women’s Day. In March, we focus on supporting women’s mental health, through major life transitions and challenges.

View the tools and resources from Optum below.

Leaders supporting women’s mental health in the workplace: Women face multiple stressors and distractions each day while working. These stressors can have a direct effect on a woman’s mental health which in turn impacts performance and productivity. This episode will bring awareness of the necessity for leaders to respond to the unique needs of women in the workplace. Play podcast

Coping with infertility: One of the hardest parts of infertility is facing the unknown. With so much uncertainty, it’s crucial to build resilience for the day to day and the long journey. This article is about helping you get through what you’re going through. Read article

Could you be struggling with post-partum depression or anxiety? When you welcome a new baby into your home, it’s natural to sometimes feel worried, overwhelmed, stressed and other strong emotions. Learn about signs and symptoms of post-partum depression and anxiety. Read more

Supporting a loved one who is coping with infertility: If you know someone who is experiencing infertility, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to help. Read 7 tips for being supportive. Read article

Let’s talk about menopause: Menopause is a natural biological process that happens as women age. But despite the fact that most women will eventually go through this process, it seems very few people actually talk about it. So, let’s get the conversation started with this quick overview of what to expect. Read article

Seeing invisible labor: How we divide chores and childcare is an age-old problem, with women historically handling most of the work in the home. Play podcast

Menopause and mental health: This session will unpack menopause and mental health, dispelling some of the myths and presenting the facts. This session will also include practical strategies for women entering this stage in life, as well as for their colleagues, managers and organizations wishing to understand more and provide support. Download training

Women’s health options, mental health resources and family support: Expected and unexpected circumstances in women’s health and mental wellbeing are difficult and stressful to deal with. You’re not alone. Here’s a list of websites with helpful information on women’s health, mental health care and family development. Read more

Supporting women’s mental health: Each year on March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s day to promote women’s rights, health and wellbeing. Read more

The Optum Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free service for all full-time state employees and those in their household and can be a beneficial tool to improve your overall well-being. You have 8 free face-to-face EAP counseling visits with a licensed therapist available per issue, per year. These tools and resources are available 24/7 and are completely confidential.

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