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African Americans Depression Stigma

For World Mental Health Day: A Lesson in Depression

Mychal Denzel Smith | Posted 12.10.2011 | Black Voices
Mychal Denzel Smith

Today (October 10) is World Mental Health Day, and I'm going to spend it taking care of my own mental health. I'm going to go about doing the mundane, tedious, hard work that is taking care of one's self because if I don't I won't be here to help anyone else.

Addressing Mental Health During This Economic Downturn

Mychal Denzel Smith | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices
Mychal Denzel Smith

With a rate of unemployment for black male teenagers up near 50 percent and what we know about the correlation between joblessness/poverty and depression/suicide, this is a potentially dangerous and deadly moment.

Black And Depressed: Overcoming The Stigma

Therese Borchard | Posted 10.15.2011 | Black Voices
Therese Borchard

The stigma and prejudice toward mental health issues in black communities is especially thick, making it very difficult for persons suffering from depression or anxiety (or any mood disorder) to acknowledge it, let alone seek treatment.