PMDD Midwest aims to direct the mental health conversation toward the menstrual cycle - highlighting Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), a severe and debilitating condition effecting approximately 3 - 10% of women & AFAB individuals worldwide.
The average person will spend approx. 3,650 days menstruating in their lifetime. That's 10 years! Hormone fluctuations and hormone sensitivity can lead to depression, anxiety, irritability, and a host of other emotional symptoms. Cramping, bloating, muscle pain, and fatigue, are just a few of the physical symptoms that can occur.
And that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The mental health implications of the menstrual cycle are vast, as is the impact PMDD can have on someone's ability to lead a healthy, happy, and balanced life.
PMDD Midwest is just one of many voices advocating for menstrual mental health. Through spreading awareness, educating one another, and taking notice of our own cycles, we can begin to bring validation, understanding, and relief, to the millions of awesome human beings who are suffering from disruptive and often debilitating menstrual-related disorders.
How you can help
Check out the website for helpful info & tips.
Share your new knowledge with your friends & family!
Take notice of your own cycle and it's impact on your overall well-being.
Talk about it! The only way we can begin to help each other is if we start speaking up.
Menstrual health IS mental health!