Room for Her recognizes that intersectionality has a significant impact on women’s mental health and well-being.
Research has consistently shown that certain groups of women, such as those who identify as Indigenous, Black and other visible minorities, LGBTQI2S+, or disabled, are at increased risk for experiencing mental health issues due to the cumulative impact of stressors linked to these social statuses.
Social status differences, when combined with differences in the social determinants of health (e.g., income instability, food insecurity, unsafe physical environments, experience of discrimination, etc.) means that effective mental health delivery requires an individualized approach.
Room for Her is proud to offer an individualized, culturally competent approach in our delivery of mental health services. The women we serve are encouraged to request a counselor who best reflects their social status and lived experience to ensure the highest quality of personalized care.