Volume 1 | February 2018
Issue Highlights:

• ADAA Resources
• You Are Not Alone
• ADAA Community Spotlight
• Trending Articles
• ADAA Books
• Women's SIG
Mark Your Calendars!
February 26 - March 4
March 8
March 12 1:00-2:00PM
A Message From ADAA's Board President

Welcome to ADAA's first issue of She Triumphs! First, I would like to thank you for subscribing.  The fact that anxiety, depression, and eating disorders are much more common in women than in men makes it all the more important that we pay special attention to women’s issues. Certain types of disorders which are unique to women, such as premenstrual dysphoric disorder, postpartum disorders, and perimenopause-related disorders are not well understood and need and deserve much more research and support. ADAA’s decision to make this a priority is in line with its core mission and another reason why I stand by ADAA and encourage others to do the same. #SheTriumphs #EndtheStigma
Beth Salcedo, MD
ADAA President
Women's SIG Co-Chair
ADAA Resources
Blog Posts
Webinars and Podcasts
You Are Not Alone
Celebrities Speaking Out

When celebrities and public figures open up about their own experiences with mental illness, it can help #EndtheStigma, start conversation and even inspire people to seek professional help. Check out how #SheTriumphs over mental illness:
Kendall Jenner, model and television personality, opens up about her crippling anxiety

Read more here.
Chrissy Teigan, model and "Lip Sync Battle" co-host, shares her experience with postpartum depression

Read more here .
Selena Gomez, singer and actress, recently opened up about her experience treating, singer and actress, recently opened up about her experience treating anxiety and depression

Read more here.
Kehlani, singer and songwriter, gives a moving speech about depression and suicide prevention.

Read more here.
From Our Community
Click here to read about how people living with anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders have struggled, coped, and triumphed. Share your story with ADAA.
Abigail's Personal Story of Triumph
"...I hope that art can be a tool to spread awareness and understanding of two significant illnesses that are often overlooked or seen as “not real,” and/or “made up ... Art doesn’t have to be on the cover of a magazine to be valuable if the process of creating it, or sharing it, makes someone feel better.... " Read more about Abigail's art.

ADAA's Online Support Group
ADAA's anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group is a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences. 

If you have a question, are interested in learning more about a particular topic, and/or would like to share your ideas or story, please send us an email.
ADAA Community Spotlight
Taking Action
DivaBigg is a body positive company. The company has three divisions; clothing, modeling (BBW in the Room), and show production, all geared toward body positivity. "It was important for DivaBigg to partner with ADAA because as a company we come in contact with a large number of women that deal with anxiety and depression on a day to day basis". Read more.

Featured ADAA Partner
To expand our resources on eating disorders, ADAA has partnered with the National Eating Disorders Association, an organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Get screened here.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is from February 26th to March 4th.

Interested in partnering with us? Click here to learn more or contact Lise Bram.
ADAA Books
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook by Pamela S. Wiegartz and Kevin L. Gyoerkoe. Purchase here.

Check these books out as well:

From ADAA's Professional Community
Women's Mental Health Special Interest Group Launches

is comprised of ADAA member clinicians and researchers interested in addressing issues relevant to the understanding and treatment of women suffering from anxiety, depression and related disorders. The SIG looks forward to contributing content on these issues and keeping our public community current on research and treatment advances. Click here to learn more.
"Working with women to overcome anxiety and depression related disorders is so satisfying. Women tend to suffer in silence, feeling ashamed of their symptoms. Instead they need to realize that they are part of a great army of women who can overcome their unique risk factors for these disorders by working together."

Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT
Past ADAA President
Women's SIG Co-Chair
She Triumphs is supported by a grant from the hope & grace fund, a project of New Venture Fund in partnership with philosophy, inc. The grant helped fund an exciting new ADAA initiative “Turning a Laser-Focus on Women’s Issues in the Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Related Disorders.”

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