How Wisconsin Women are Affected

  • Between 2005 and 2008, 12.7% of women in the United States took some type of antidepressants in the past 30 days.
  • During pregnancy, a woman experiences many changes that can affect her mental health.  In fact 13% of expecting and new mothers have depression.
  • In Wisconsin 1 in 5 people will be affected by a mental health disorder this year.
  • 8.4% of adults in Wisconsin had a major depressive episode between 2004 and 2005, significantly higher than our neighbors (MI 7.4%; MN 7.16%; IL 7.13%; IA 7.35%).