Boston: March is Women’s History Month

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~ As Women's History Month begins, the nation prepares to celebrate the often overlooked contributions of women to US history. What started as a weeklong effort has now evolved into a month-long observance, providing a platform for women of color to share their stories and experiences within this ongoing narrative.

The month of March is not only a time for reflection and celebration, but also an opportunity to raise awareness about important issues affecting women. With the change from winter to spring, there is often a surge in depression, making it crucial to highlight health and mental health resources that cater specifically to women's needs.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is dedicated to promoting education and events that celebrate Women's History Month. They have compiled a list of resources that offer support for both physical and mental well-being. Local city events and educational opportunities are also highlighted, including those organized by the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement and the Boston Public Library.

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The Boston Museum of Science will be celebrating women in STEM fields throughout the month with special events and free movie admission. MeetBoston.com has also curated a list of paid and free tours and events in the local area that honor Women's History Month, as well as highlighting women-owned businesses.

In terms of medical and mental health care, Brigham and Women's Hospital OBGYN offers valuable information on preventative care for women of all ages. NAMI Massachusetts provides resources for mental health support groups specifically for women, along with recommended reading materials. The MGH Center for Women's Health focuses on psychiatry and mental health services for women, offering an extensive list of resources including suicide prevention hotlines.

For those seeking more specific healthcare options in the Boston area, Mclean Hospital Women's Mental Health, Beth Israel Lahey Health Women's Health Center, Boston Medical Center Women's Health Team, and Psychology Today Boston Area Therapists are all recommended resources.

As always, the EAP encourages individuals to reach out with any feedback or suggestions for additional resources. They hope that everyone has a safe and healthy month as we celebrate the contributions of women throughout history.

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