Say It Loud! I'm Black and I'm Depressed

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Depression is a filthy word in the black community because what most African-Americans know about mental disorders is misinformation or wrong. Twenty million Americans suffer depression; including almost 2 million African-American men. It is one of the greatest problems of our time and the second leading cause of disability among developed nations worldwide, including the United States where it costs $51 billion yearly in absenteeism and lost productivity alone. Some researchers believe depression may be the most disabling disease in the world.Say It Loud, brings some perspective to a problem that will only grow larger unless something is done immediately.
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  • By Don Barbera
    Sep 8, 2010
    There's a new book out, Say It Loud! I'm Black and I'm Depressed by Don Barbera. It sheds light on the additional health risk African-American men face from untreated mental illness. Barbera cites the stigma of mental illness and ignorance of mental health in our community as reasons why Black folk make up 13 percent of the population, but 25 percent of the mental health needs in this country. More than 2 million Black men suffer from depression. Four of the top ten causes of death in the African-American community--stroke, diabetes, cancer, and AIDS---are all worsened by depression. Barbera's wake up call came when, after years of treating his depression with medication, he had a heart attack. He fell into an even deeper depression after leaving the hospital. He sought professional help and discovered that link between depression and other illnesses. Stuff like depressed men were 70 percent more likely to develop heart disease. Dag. Anybody writing a book about Black men and... More > depression has my undying gratitude and everlasting respect. Check this book out and spread the word. Kelly Belle< Less
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September 30, 2011
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