Menopause and Mental Health

Like many female health issues, menopause is still considered a taboo topic that does not get the discussion it deserves. Many women do not talk about their symptoms as they go through the second change. Anxiety is a common side effect; however, due to lack of information and colloquial conversation, many women do not realize that what is happening to them is normal and a part of menopause. Many think their worries and stress are part of a larger, more serious problem. Aisling Grimley set up My Second Spring to offer information on the intersection of mental health and menopause and give women the resources to navigate the changes in their life. Grimley says, "Women will talk about it — in real life, online and at events. But its starts online and in print as that’s where women feel safe."

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