Join Give an Hour and Celebrate the Women Who Help Us, Provide Hope and Inspire Us
Wife. Mother. Sister. Daughter. Aunt. Friend. What one thing do these have in common? If you guessed that they all play a very important role in each of our lives, you’d be right! Please join Give an Hour this March, which happens to be Women’s History Month, in celebrating women around the world but especially those who mean something special to YOU!
The 2022 Women’s History theme is Providing Healing, Promoting Hope. According to the National Women’s History Alliance, the theme is “both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.”
We know that mental health affects individuals in different ways. Well, the same holds true for mental health affecting women differently than it does men. The Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shares statistics from 2018 that show more than one in five women in the U.S. experienced a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety, and many mental health conditions affect more women than men.
This month our blog will feature several women who are important to Give an Hour: Stephanie Szostak, actor and ambassador; Shawn Moore, caregiver, mental health advocate and ambassador; and Dr. Trina Clayeux and Jessica Grove, Give an Hour chief executive officer and chief operations officer, respectively. Their stories are as different as they are and our hope is you learn something new about each of them and, perhaps, take away a tidbit or two that might help you on your mental health journey.
But … The month wouldn’t be complete without giving a shout-out to those women important to you! So, head on over to your favorite social media platform and post a photo of a woman in your life who helped you heal when you struggled or provided hope when you needed it the most. Or even a woman who has inspired you. Don’t forget to tag us at @GiveanHour!