Effective Ways to Spread the Word
You probably have all sorts of advice to give, but since menopause can be a scary, uncertain subject, it deserves a bit of tact. Join up with other women to offer a few good tips on how to get through to the community, and use the most effective resources around you:
- Get involved with National Menopause Awareness Month. In recent years, September has been marked as National Menopause Awareness Month, a time to reach out to other women and celebrate innovations in science and technology. Visit the Menopause Awareness Month website for resources to help spread the word and to share your thoughts.
- Speak out on your blog or webpage. Post the Menopause Awareness Month badge on your homepage, and link to other helpful menopause sites. Social media is a powerful means of communication, and it’s a great way to relay your own menopause story and help others understand how to celebrate rather than dread the transition.
- Read and share stories. Exchanging stories is therapeutic, but it’s also a good way to increase your understanding of menopause. You may find a new technique to overcome your symptoms or a helpful way to explain your issues to your partner or peers. There are plenty of online forums on great menopause websites to connect with other women without meeting in person.
Be Understanding, Positive, and Proactive
Keep in mind that it takes time to break through beliefs and social attitudes. You can’t chance the perception of menopause overnight, but that’s no reason to simply accept menopause as a necessary and uncomfortable burden. Voice your opinion (even if it's with a slightly deeper voice) and help clear up the confusion for the sake of other woman, and for yourself. You’ll find that taking part in the movement to adjust attitudes about menopause is both satisfying and empowering.