Monday, December 12, 2016

Mental Health


Mental health is a very taboo topic in the black community. For many people in this community therapy is not needed. For the religious in this sub-culture going to a place of worship is enough. I have even heard that people who are going through depression are demon possessed. Crazy right. This is how certain members of the black community value mental health. Do we as a community check on our men to see if they are ok? Do we know how to deal with people who have experienced trauma? This should be an  ongoing discussion. People are not just crazy. They need healing and support. Next time you see someone going through some mental health issues listen to him or her. We as a community need to take mental health more seriously.

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