‘Being Mary Jane’ Explores the Ugly Truth: Depression in Black Women

I must say that after watching the episode, I was extremely impressed and moved to tears with the honesty of pain, depression, secrets that can lead to more pain and in some cases, take lives. The thought that Black women, as well as others, suffer in silence is outrageous. Continue reading ‘Being Mary Jane’ Explores the Ugly Truth: Depression in Black Women

Depression in the Black Community (World Mental Health Day)

Depression in the Black Community “You’re just a little sad.” “Things will get better, don’t worry.” “All you need to do is pray; God will work it out.” “You come from a strong line of people, we’ve survived slavery, Jim Crow and years of racism; you can get through this problem.” To someone suffering with depression, these statements can be hurtful, angering and very isolating.  Depression is far from slavery, genocide, or the institution of racism, but to some it can be very frightening with very real pain. Depression is a mood disorder that deals in the simplest terms with … Continue reading Depression in the Black Community (World Mental Health Day)