Mental Health Stats

Women's Mental Health Statistics

  • One in three women will suffer from anxiety.

  • One in five women in Australia will experience depression.

  • Postnatal depression affects 15% of women within the first year of childbirth.

  • Depression and anxiety can happen at any time, but women are more likely to experience these conditions during pregnancy and the early months after birth.

  • Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australian women aged 18 to 34.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD is twice as high in women than in males.

  • Up to 90% of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa occur in women.

  • 36% of pregnant women experience domestic violence.

  • 1 in 3 women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15.

  • 1 in 4 women have experienced emotional abuse from a current or former partner.

  • 73% of women have experienced more than one incident of violence.

  • There is little mental health research based on women.

  • Women are more susceptible to anxiety and depression than men.