PUCKER UP FOR A GOOD CAUSE

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - B + S -

Feel­ing anx­ious? You’re al­most twice as likely to an­swer yes if you’re a woman, new data from Cam­bridge Univer­sity in the UK re­veals – but you can help boost yours and oth­ers’ emo­tional well­be­ing this month by pur­chas­ing a Liptem­ber lip­stick from Chemist Ware­house and rais­ing funds for the women’s men­tal health cam­paign.

Anx­i­ety af­fects one in three women, com­pared to one in five men, and our dif­fer­ent bi­ol­ogy cre­ates dif­fer­ent men­tal health stresses, yet treat­ment across the gen­ders re­mains the same. That’s where Liptem­ber’s push for more re­search into spe­cialised treat­ments for women comes in.

“Women ex­pe­ri­ence spe­cific phys­i­cal is­sues such as hor­monal changes, men­stru­a­tion, preg­nancy and menopause, which can im­pact their men­tal health and well­be­ing,” says Pro­fes­sor Louise Newman, di­rec­tor of the Cen­tre for Women’s Men­tal Health in Melbourne.

She adds that the psy­cho­log­i­cal strains women ex­pe­ri­ence around age­ing, ap­pear­ance and par­ent­hood also add to the need for gen­der-spe­cific treat­ments.

Buy your of­fi­cial Liptem­ber lip­stick from Chemist Ware­house and reg­is­ter at liptem­ber.com.au

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