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This Mother’s Day, let’s toast to our amazing moms and mother figures! In celebration of moms and women everywhere, WHCC is proud to partner with Denny’s Canada on a campaign to support women’s health research. From May 7 – 12, $2 from every Berry Stuffed French Toast Slam ordered at participating Denny’s locations across Canada will go to WHCC. We thank Denny’s Canada for their support!

Amidst the celebration, we also recognize health challenges many women face, such as the often-overlooked mental effects of menopause and perimenopause. Did you know that, according to new research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders nearly 40% of women experience increased anxiety, depression, and mood swings during perimenopause?

Stigmas about menopause and perimenopause mean that those suffering from its symptoms may not speak openly about them.

The toll this takes on women’s mental health can be severe. Symptoms themselves are added to by the fact that 40% of women feel alone in their menopause experience, according to a report from the Menopause Foundation of Canada.

Individual physical and mental impacts are significant, but the effect doesn’t stop there. According to another report from the Menopause Foundation of Canada, “unmanaged symptoms of menopause cost the Canadian economy an estimated $3.5 billion each year.”

To address these challenges and understand the impact menopause has on women’s mental health, robust research is necessary. WHCC affiliate organizations and colleagues across Canada are working to do this research. Our partnerships with organizations like Denny’s are paramount to accomplishing our mission. Together, we can make a difference!

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