An Interview About Mental Health Stigma and Healing

Gayathri Ramprasad is a mental health advocate who has faced her share of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. Today, she is the founder and president of a nonprofit aimed at helping others with mental health issues. Read Gayathri’s interview to learn why she’s dedicated her life to helping others, what she wants women to know about mental health, and how you can help fight the stigma around mental health issues.

An Interview About Thyroid Cancer

Your thyroid is a small gland at the base of your neck. It makes a hormone that helps control your body's metabolism, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. About three times as many women get thyroid cancer as men. One woman shares her story about finding out she had papillary thyroid cancer, the most common of type, when she was only 19. Read her story — from her diagnosis to treatment to being cancer-free.

5 Resolutions From OWH

Another year has come and gone, and it’s time for a fresh start. There’s something exciting about going into a new year — it feels full of possibility because it’s our chance to commit (or recommit) to a resolution that’s going to make us better. At the Office on Women’s Health, we practice what we preach, so we’re making plans to improve our health and well-being. Check out what some of my colleagues are pledging to do for their health in 2018. Maybe you’ll find an idea for yourself! 

5 Tips to Beat Holiday Health Pitfalls

When it comes to healthy habits, it’s easy to say, “I’ll get back on track after the holidays.” But if we’re being honest with ourselves, we know it’s not that simple. It takes time and practice to create habits, and when we get derailed, it’s often tricky to pick up where we left off. This holiday season, instead of giving up my hard-fought health routine, I’m finding ways to incorporate it into my favorite traditions. Join me! Try these five tips to make this holiday season healthier. 

Taking Care of Rosella

When I was 21, my Grandma Rosella’s bad ankle caused her to fall and break her arm. It’s funny how such a simple thing — a fall — can have such serious consequences for an entire family. But because she was 81 and had other pre-existing ailments, she didn’t heal quickly or easily. She was bedridden, and she needed help.