Mental Health and Women with Janelle Chase-Mayers at Annual Women’s Health Medical Conference

Mental Health Globally

According to World Health Organisation (WHO)…

Gender and women’s mental health

Gender disparities and mental health: The Facts

Mental illness is associated with a significant burden of morbidity and disability.

Lifetime prevalence rates for any kind of psychological disorder are higher than previously thought, are increasing in recent cohorts and affect nearly half the population.

Despite being common, mental illness is underdiagnosed by doctors. Less than half of those who meet diagnostic criteria for psychological disorders are identified by doctors.

Patients, too, appear reluctant to seek professional help. Only 2 in every 5 people experiencing a mood, anxiety or substance use disorder seeking assistance in the year of the onset of the disorder.

Overall rates of psychiatric disorder are almost identical for men and women but striking gender differences are found in the patterns of mental illness.


At the Women’s Health Medical Conference, Mental Health Specialist, Janelle Chase Mayers will be presenting on Mental Health.



About the Speaker:

Janelle Chase-Mayers has always had a love for sports, exercise and fitness. While attending Barbados Community College and pursuing her Associate Degree in Physical Education, she was awarded a Div 1 scholarship to play volleyball in the US. She continued with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Wrapped up in those degrees are her love for sports and fitness, with over 40 credit hours of Anatomy and Physiology, weight lifting and training and countless hours as an athlete. Janelle is currently enrolled in her PHD program in Creative Systemic Studies in Marriage in Family Therapy, with an emphasis on how Health and Wellness Strategies can improve familial relations and promote growth to a larger community. She is the Head Coach/Owner of CrossFit 246 and a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist. Janelle has conducted several workshops around the island and Caribbean focusing on Improving Interpersonal Skills, Motivational Interviewing, Understanding Addictions in Families, Understanding emotional intelligence through the Iceberg Theory.

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