Radical empathy: How new guidelines for mental health care affect *all* women

Well+Good - 05-13


The language we use to talk about women’s mental health is getting a makeover. Today, the American Psychological Association (APA) released new psychological recommendations for mental health practitioners to use for better communication with women and girls. The guidelines, last updated in 2007, focus on external factors that dictate the mental well-being of women in the U.S., including sexual violence, discrimination, devaluation, and oppression.