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DeColonize Your Mind - Dealing with Depression in the Black Community

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Coping with depression is not something you should do alone; No matter how mentally, emotionally, or physically strong we think we are, this is a battle that minimizes our strengths and magnifies our weaknesses. This battle inside of us, consumes us and makes us feel as if we are in an ocean of despair. Wondering where did we go wrong? What's keeping us down? Or even, are we good enough? 

So much weight we are placing on ourselves wanting things to be perfect, when the truth is ... we don't live in a perfect world. Yet we still drive ourselves insane seeking for perfection. Never really relishing the moment and congratulating ourselves on just how far we've made it. Never rewarding ourselves for the good that we did achieve. The good that we did do. We're always feeling like it could be better. 

As big as this world truly is, sometimes being around people can be suffocating. The more people, the smaller the room seems to get, and the thicker the air becomes. You feel like tearing your clothes off and/or choking the first person you see ... while at the same time trying to calm yourself to keep from having an "episode." Hoping this will end quickly before people notice you're about to lose it. Telling yourself this isn't the place you wanna be. Avoiding going out with friends and family so that can remain in your personal comfort zone that allows you to hide from the rest of the world. Staying in your home ... which has really turned into your customized prison. 

If this is somewhat how you are feeling, if think you are alone, or if you have a loved one going through these things then Join us, Alex Primo, Tahadji Yoshay, Alan Ruff, Elon Nicole, and Jerry Hayes Jr, tomorrow night, Friday December 4th at 9 pm EST as we discuss Depression in the Black Community. 

Guest callers use 917-899-2830 to speak with your hosts or click the link below to just listen.