Office on Women's Health Blog

Cmdr. Carmen Fisher

An Interview About Mental Health and the Military: Carmen Fisher

I felt like I was from another planet after re-joining the civilian world. I missed my Navy life and wanted to return every day.

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Michelle Williams

Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams on Depression

For me, depression felt like a slow crumble. I felt sad and deeply tired, and I could sleep through an entire week.

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Sad African-American woman

Talk Saves Lives

Kat Olbrich

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide, just like heart disease or cancer, is a complex health issue.

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A mother holding her baby

Building a Community of Support for New Moms

Juliet Bui

New moms have a lot to juggle. In the midst of all this, it’s easy to forget about their health, especially mental health.

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Molly Mae Potter

An Interview with a Woman Veteran: Molly Mae Potter

From serving in a war zone to dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to becoming Ms. Veteran America 2016, Molly Mae Potter shares her story.

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Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas

Impacts of Invisibility on Military Veteran Women

Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas

When it was time to leave active duty and go back to school and become what I considered “a normal woman” again, I thought it would be a breeze. It wasn’t.

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Laura Lee

Loving Every Inch of You

Laura Lee

I decided to embrace everything that made me ME. It took a long time to get there — to feel beautiful and to walk proud. There is no turning back.

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Dr. Keisha Downey

An Interview About Taking Care of Your Mental Health: Dr. Keisha Downey

In this interview, Dr. Keisha Downey shares her tips for staying mentally healthy, plus insights about when to get help.

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OWH Acting Director Nicole Greene

What's Your Health Style?

Nicole Greene

We all know there are small tweaks we can make to help us reach rock star status. Here are four I’m focusing on this National Women’s Health Week.

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Nicole Greene

What’s Your Relationship With Alcohol?

Nicole Greene

Mental health care must be covered by most insurance plans the same way medical care is covered. Many insurance plans cover a visit to an in-network mental health professional the same way a visit to an in-network doctor is covered. If you don’t have insurance, you can find a mental health care center near you that will charge you what you can afford, based on your income.

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