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Black Women and Depression

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If you’re sad and you know it, clap your hands!

But seriously, if you are sad, you have to say something. All too often, black women have trouble admitting when they’re suffering from depression. When you’re historically pinned as “strong,” it makes it even harder to admit when you need help. Depression and anxiety not just a white person’s illness, we experience it too!

I made this video in an effort to share my own experience with depression and possibly start a discussion about how we can do a better job of seeking help. While there are obstacles to overcome, like cost and social stigma, mental health is more important than we think.

Author: charishreid

Writer and Educator.

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