The stigma surrounding mental health issues in the African American community is especially thick, making it very difficult for persons suffering from depression to acknowledge it, let alone seek treatment. Some believe that therapy is only for wealthy, White people, or that you aren’t supposed to go outside the family with your problems. In the faith-based community we are taught to rely on faith and prayer much more than therapy. This mindset keeps us struggling more than we need to. In fact, statistics show that African Americans are more likely to have depression for longer periods because we don’t receive proper diagnosis and treatment.
Host, J'son M. Lee, and author Imani Wisdom have both battled depression. Tune in to hear their stories. Let's break the taboo!
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