FOUR SIMPLE WORDS. THE NAME OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS BY THE LEGEND, B.B. KING. https://youtu.be/oica5jG7FpU 2018 The thrill is gone. "I don't even want you no more. You're not worth it." 2008 The thrill is dead. "You don't... Continue Reading →
Let me start by saying that mental illness affects EVERYONE!! Men, women and children. Every race. Every culture. Depression does not discriminate. However, every culture and community handles the illness and stigma differently.
With that being said, why is it so hard for minorities to first, acknowledge mental illness? And second, get help and information?
I went searching for books on black women and depression. Then latin women with depression. Crickets. I found, maybe 4 books. And 3 were over 15 years old. Sad. And don’t even think about trying to find a therapist or psychiatrist that is black or latin! Few and far between..
In our communities we are taught to “suck it up”, “keep it movin”, and “keep your business to yourself”. This prevents us from learning and growing. We don’t acknowledge the symptoms. We don’t share our feelings. We won’t seek therapy. Generations can carry these illnesses…
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