Posted by Regina Whitley on
Depression can happen to anyone regardless of their age, sex, gender, or sexual orientation. It affects 264 million people every year (World Health Org., 2020), and black women are 50% LESS likely to seek help compared to their Caucasian counterparts. Let's explore some of the reasons why black women don't seek help: Slavery Absent Black Male Lead Medical Abuse/no healthcare Cultural Bias Educational Bias & Harassment Workplace Harassment & Bias "Strong Black Woman" Narrative Legal Neglect Generational Curses Physical Abuse Stockholm Syndrome There is a deep distrust in the American system, which is run by a legacy of white men,...
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