Health and Wellness : five-signs-black-man-has-depression

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    http://thegrio.com/2016/10/10/five-signs-black-man-you-love-depression/

    At least seven percent of black men will experience severe depression during their lifetime, and their death rates by suicide are twice as high as those of black women, notes therapist Dr. Terrie M. Williams, author of “Black Pain: It Only Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.”

    Williams, who is a friend of mine, also points out that black men abuse alcohol more than white men, white women and black women, and are likely to adopt a “who cares” mentality to “guard against the disappointment of dashed hopes and lack of chances of being someone in a culture that at every turn says the color of your skin means you’re inferior, not worthy, or just nothing.”
     
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    somewhat related...

    3 Things you need to know about PTSD and the effects on the Black Community.

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) A mental health condition triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event. “PTSD may be more disabling for minorities; for example, African Americans with PTSD experience significantly more impairment at work and carrying out everyday activities”. -Joseph A. Himle professor & researcher of University Michigan.

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    http://thyblackman.com/2016/10/09/3...-ptsd-and-the-effects-on-the-black-community/
     
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    Big props for your latest wake up call bro!
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Big props for caring and sharing this information with all of us here sis!
     
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    mental illness is a problem in the community...
     
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    Also please do post more verifiable sources to back up your personal opinions...
     
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