INSPIRE Blog: African Americans and Depression

Special note: The following content explores personal thoughts related to suicide. It is a personal assessment and reflection as it relates to a previous personal attempt. Thoughts of suicide are difficult to understand,,,

Blacks still ignore the fact that depression is a problem in our community. We can keep talking about the stigma, but it needs to turn into action.

There is a perception among African Americans that depression will go away on its own. We find it too easy to run away from the problem, but instead, we’re suppressing feelings and emotions by keeping them bottled up.

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout the month people are encouraged to spread the word about what can be done to improve access ...

Depression affects millions of African Americans every year.

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