In Accra, a non-governmental organization that aims to improve the mental health of women has been established.
A community-based NGO called Emerge New Woman works to empower women who are experiencing emotional difficulties so they may embark on a path of recovery and lead fulfilling lives.
The goal is to dispel the myth that prevents women of African descent who are experiencing hardships in silence from seeking assistance.
Over 1,000 women have already received counseling, medical care, and legal assistance from the organization. They have mentored and trained 20 women while also giving them seed money and mentorship.
Emerge New Woman founder Lady Mae noted in a speech at the event that the NGO’s establishment was appropriate.
She cited the World Health Organization’s (WHO) estimate that women are twice as likely as males to experience depression as the reason for this.
“Emerge New Woman has come to contribute our quota to Ghanaian women because a good mental health will have a positive effect on their well-being,” Lady Mae stated.
She emphasized the need of women seeking assistance when they are experiencing mental discomfort.
“There is no super woman in the world. If you feel your are struggling with something, Emerge is here to help,” the mental health advocate stated.
Lady Mae stated that they have professionals and counselors ready to assist women who may contact them for assistance.
Despite the fact that they have accomplished a lot, she urged the government to work with Emerge New Woman to help them reach more women around the nation.
“We are community-based NGO and we want to go into towns and villages where there are no psychologists and counselors to help women so government should support us.”
Lady Mae advised searching for a reputable organization like Emerge New Woman if a woman was experiencing any type of mental health issue.