Ways to Acknowledge National Women’s Health Month

National Women’s Health Month is a time to raise awareness about issues that disproportionately affect women and improve access to preventive medicine that can make a tangible difference. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use, contact BlueCrest Recovery at 888.292.9652 to learn more about our women’s rehab center.

What Is National Women’s Health Month?

National Women’s Health Month takes place in May of this year. Many people also celebrate National Women’s Health Week, starting on May 10th. The goal of National Women’s Health Month is to empower women, make health a priority, and encourage women to seek out preventive care for the issues that affect them the most.

Hundreds of organizations across the country participate, with many facilities offering:

  • Pap smears
  • Mammograms
  • STD testing
  • Well-woman exams

By providing easy access to these services, organizations help raise awareness of the importance of preventive care and allow women who might otherwise go without these services to benefit from them.

Prioritizing Women’s Health

At the core of National Women’s Health Month is the principle of prioritizing women’s health. Decades of male-centric medicine and research have hindered women from getting the full spectrum of health benefits they are entitled to receive. National Women’s Health Month is a great way to shift the tide and develop healthcare parity.

At BlueCrest Recovery, we do our part to ensure that women always get the help and support they need in recovery from substance use disorders. Though men are more prone to addiction, millions of women across the country live with addiction every day and often face more severe consequences than their male counterparts.

Our addiction specialists pay careful attention to the unique needs of women in substance use disorder treatment. This includes offering gender-specific groups, specialized mental health counseling for co-occurring disorders, and trauma-informed care that can help make treatment more accessible to women.

What You Can Do

Many people take the time out of their schedules during National Women’s Health Month to take their own steps toward empowering women and improving health. Just a few of the things you can do to play an active role this month include:

Support a Women’s Health Organization

Consider donating your time to a local women’s foundation that provides essential services to women in your area.

Attend a National Women’s Health Month Event 

Look around to see whether any local organizations are hosting women’s health events in your area and offer your support.

Learn More About Women’s Health 

There are countless resources online and in local libraries that can teach you about the different health issues that women face. Learning about these problems can help you appreciate the complexity of the issue.

Talk About Women’s Health with Your Social Circle 

Opening a conversation about women’s health can help bring issues to light, be a great way to help the people closest to you, and spread awareness of the challenges that women face.

By taking even one of these actions, you can start making a difference in the lives of women who struggle with their health daily.

Contact BlueCrest Recovery to Acknowledge National Women’s Health Month

At BlueCrest Recovery, we’re dedicating ourselves to empowering women for the entirety of May, including offering free consultations to women who are considering substance use treatment.

We understand how difficult it can be to begin treatment, but you can overcome addiction, and the team at BlueCrest Recovery can help you take the first steps on the road to sobriety today.

Contact our team at 888.292.9652 to learn more about how we can help you or your loved ones break free from addiction, improve their mental health, and start living a better and more fulfilling life in recovery.

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