May 28, 2019
Welcome to Part 2 of our Black Man's Guide for Mental Health series. Next up? Depression.
As Black Men, most of us have been taught by family, media, or peers that expressing our feelings is unacceptable. Unmanly. Weak. Even when we're at our lowest and know deep down we should talk to someone we still choose not to. According to research, 90% of Black Men with depression never seek treatment for their mental condition. That means that many of us exist in isolation and it's resulting in a slow, painful, and silent death for us and our brothers.
Even when Black Men decide to seek mental health treatment, professionals have a hard time diagnosing Black men as being depressed due to biases when it comes to how strong Black folks are, our perceived ability to tolerate more pain, and reported differences in how depression shows us in men of color vs white men.
So what can be done? Well on this week's episode, we bring back on our good friend Dr. Justin Hopkins to break down how we can combat the depression we may face in our lives.
Tune in next week for Part 3 of our Black Man's Guide for Mental Health series as we break down Self Care + Healing.
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