COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — May is Mental Health Awareness Month and our State is facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. It’s devastating young people, those from every background, but especially working women.
Mental health issues affect men and women differently and disproportionately. According to a 2022 Harris Poll Data report commissioned by CVS Health, 42% of working mothers have been diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression.
For working fathers, those numbers show 35% have been diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression and for workers without kids that number stands at 25%.
“A lot of people are struggling with their mental health nowadays no matter the month,” says mental health author Stan Popovitch.
In the past, Popovitch has struggled with his own fear and anxiety for years before taking pen to paper, offering up advice that has helped him. He acknowledges working women and moms and understands they tend to