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When it comes to mental health, women are almost twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety.

When it comes to mental health, women are especially vulnerable for various reasons. There are certain things that make women more likely to experience mental health problems. Statistically speaking, they are almost twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety.

In this PsyMood Webinar, we will look at why women tend to be more prone to depression, anxiety and other mental health issues and discuss current events that can have even more of an impact on women’s mental health.

Below are highlights from the session:

If you’re interested in watching the full session, click on this link: PsyMood Session 12 – Mental Health: How Women Are Especially Vulnerable

Featured Specialists:

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Ross Wilson

Mental Health Consultant / Host of PsyMood Webinar

Ross Wilson is a Chaplain and Mental Health consultant that specializes in psychological first aid support. Since arriving in Ottawa, Canada from Vancouver. Ross has been working closely with local community organizations and offering free mental health support during the recent pandemic. As a mental health consultant, Ross Wilson works one on one with companies, community programs and start-ups, to improve employee environments and mental health first-aid. Along with his work, Ross is writing his first book about the “Journey of self” and has a podcast that is based on mental health and the stigma behind it in society.

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Terri-Jane Stapleton

Human Services Counsellor

Terri-Jane is a Human Services Counsellor (Addictions and Mental Health), a Certified Life Skills Coach, and a published author. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care. While working at a detox center for women, Terri-Jane met women from all walks of life; Moms, grandmothers, women with families, women without families, women from all backgrounds and nationalities. Mental health and addictions have no boundaries or barriers and affect individuals from all walks of life. As part of her education, she worked in Jamaica for over 6 weeks customizing and teaching Life Skills lessons within the school system, the home for pregnant teens, the employees of the papaya factory and other community organizations. Terri-Jane believes it is important to have a safe place to share our concerns and life experiences, and someone to listen to us.

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Patrizia Zonta

Registered Social Worker

Patrizia is a Registered Social Worker who is passionate and supportive of adults facing difficulties in anxiety, depression and trauma. She creates a safe space and a therapeutic alliance that is open and welcoming. Patrizia utilizes different modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), narrative and client centered focus to help alleviate the struggles and assist clients to better cope on a day-to-day basis. A client’s life experience will be the guide to my clinical perspective. She graduated from the University of Windsor with a Master of Social Work degree – MSW. Patrizia continues to expand my knowledge in the areas of anxiety, panic attacks, depression and trauma with continued professional training.

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