Paper Title

The Impact of Mental Health on Physical Well Being: An Intersectional Analysis

Panel

Sex, Violence, Mental Health, and Social Death

Location

Room 222, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

Start Date

31-3-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

31-3-2016 3:15 PM

Keywords

Mental health, women of color, low socioeconomic status, physical well-being

Abstract

The invisibility of mental health has perpetuated the notion that our physical health supersedes emotional well-being. Mental health has a significant impact on the physical well-being of women. The presenters will examine the effects of mental health on the physical wellness of women of color and women from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Furthermore, the presenters intend to examine how physical and mental wellness cannot exist exclusively, but rather are interdependent intersections of one another. Traditional conceptualizations of women tend to be judgmental, blaming, and unsympathetic to the lived experiences of women. Therefore, as mental health professionals, we will provide a further understanding of the importance in conceptualizing women holistically, by removing society's gender-colored lenses.

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Mar 31st, 2:00 PM Mar 31st, 3:15 PM

The Impact of Mental Health on Physical Well Being: An Intersectional Analysis

Room 222, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

The invisibility of mental health has perpetuated the notion that our physical health supersedes emotional well-being. Mental health has a significant impact on the physical well-being of women. The presenters will examine the effects of mental health on the physical wellness of women of color and women from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Furthermore, the presenters intend to examine how physical and mental wellness cannot exist exclusively, but rather are interdependent intersections of one another. Traditional conceptualizations of women tend to be judgmental, blaming, and unsympathetic to the lived experiences of women. Therefore, as mental health professionals, we will provide a further understanding of the importance in conceptualizing women holistically, by removing society's gender-colored lenses.