Our mission is to help all women feel good about what they put on their skin so they can radiate confidence from within, because we know when you feel good on the inside, you will glow. In that spirit, we donate 1% of our website sales to mental health charities, as we not only want to help people to look good, but also FEEL good from the inside out.
1 in 4 Adults Face Mental Illness
That is 61,500,000 Americans who live with illnesses such as depression or bipolar disorder. With your support, we are donating 1% of product sales to community-based mental health efforts.
GLOWBIOTICS was founded with a movement in mind. Not just a healthy skin movement, but a global MOVEMENT that advances and advocates for women's - ALL WOMEN, as well as the health of their children and families. Without health, beauty is truly vacant.
Our commitment to creating a FUTURE that is BRIGHT, healthy and happy begins within our own mybody family and community. Whether it's providing GLOWBIOTICS products for cancer patients, or donating time, money and additional resources to women in need, we strive to "be the change we wish to see." We motivate each other and empower our employees to share their time, love and energy with causes close to their own hearts.
With a focus on mental health improvement, a cause near and dear to us, our partnerships with Bring Change 2 Mind, The Future is Bright and local charities allow us to provide relief and important resources to those in need, change stigmas surrounding mental illness, and pave a clearer path from illness to wellness.
In addition to genetic and environmental factors, hormonal factors also can influence a woman's mental health. Although there are several mental health challenges that affect both women and men, women are disproportionally affected by anxiety, depression, eating disorders and bipolarity. The statistics below point out how women are affected by mental illness, but what is more alarming is that nearly 1 in 4 women in the U.S. report feeling worried, nervous or anxious on a daily to weekly basis. Moreover, 1 in 8 women can expect to develop clinical depression during their lifetime. As surprising as the numbers may be, fewer than 50% ever seek care largely due to stigma.
What is Stigma?
Stigma and stereotyping remain a major barrier for individuals to seek diagnosis and care in the United States and around the world. Stigma is broadly defined as a collection of adverse and unfair beliefs, and the stigma around mental health most often leads to the inaccurate and hurtful objectification of people. While 57% of adults believe that people are caring and sympathetic to persons with mental illness, only 25% of adults with mental health symptoms held the same belief. Shame and isolation associated with stigma prevents people from seeking the help necessary to live healthy and full lives.
Approximately 14.8 million American adults live with major depression. Mood disorders, such as depression, are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults ages 18 to 44. Women are more likely to experience major depression than men.
More than 2/3 of people with bipolar disorder have at least one close relative with the illness, accounting for approximately 5.7 million adults in the U.S. Of those diagnosed, women have equal chances of having the illness as men but experience three times more rapid cycling.
The most common mental illness, anxiety affects more than 40 million Americans. Women are twice as likely to be affected than men with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), panic disorders, phobias, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but research shows that only about 1/3 of those suffering receive treatment.
There are over 450 million people worldwide suffering from mild to serious mental health disorders. "Mental health," according to the World Health Organization, "is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community." However, the stigma revolving around mental health issues is the biggest barrier for overcoming and addressing the illness. Issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and financial stress disproportionately affect women around the world, yet more than 50% of all women cite denial as their major reason for not seeking treatment. It is our commitment to empower women to seek health and happiness in their lives and communities.
*Statistics and information presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.