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Mental Health & Stress Management

It's common to experience stress at some point in your life — times when you feel anxious, depressed, or unable to cope. You may be a young woman juggling a career and family, or an older woman experiencing unfamiliar hormonal changes.

If left untreated, symptoms caused by stress can lead to more serious physical and mental health problems, so it's important to get help if you need it. At Kaiser Permanente medical offices, your women's health care provider, family doctor, or a Behavioral Health Services specialist can help you sort through the issues causing your symptoms and find solutions that work for you.

If you have symptoms of depression every day for more than two weeks, and those symptoms are interfering with your normal activities, talk to your personal physician. Depression can be debilitating — but it's very treatable.

If you've experienced sexual abuse or intimate partner violence, talk to your personal physician right away. Studies show that a variety of medical conditions are more common in abused women, and that abuse can affect your health throughout your lifetime. It's important to get help early.

Our clinicians can also help if you or someone close to you is suffering from substance abuse. We're familiar with these issues and are committed to making sure you get the help that you need.