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Depression and the Black Superwoman Syndrome

by Josie Pickens

After reading the news of For Brown Girls creator Karyn Washington’s passing, I immediately went to tapping away on the keys of my laptop.... Read More

Growing up with Depression in the African-American Community

Growing up with Depression in the African-American Community

by Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Ph.D.

John Harris is one of my favorite young adults in the world. A fitness instructor, actor, model, singer and activist, he exudes joy and positive energy.... Read More

Michelle Williams Shares Story of Depression

Michelle Williams Shares Story of Depression

by Jessica Bennett

Michelle Williams recently took a turn as a guest co-host on CBS’ The Talk, where she opened up about her private battle with depression.... Read More

Treating Insomnia Can Ease Anxiety, Depression Study Says

Treating Insomnia Can Ease Anxiety, Depression Study Says

by Shantell E. Jamison

Treating young people who suffer from insomnia may reduce anxiety and depression, according to researchers at Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute. The... Read More

Kanye West: How Being ‘Strong and Silent’ Hurts Black Men

Kanye West: How Being ‘Strong and Silent’ Hurts Black Men

by Terrence F. Chappell

Depression is a snake in the grass whose signal isn’t always as overt as a bite or a sting. It can mask itself in perceived progression,... Read More

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What’s Killing Kanye West?

by S. Tia Brown, LMSW

It seems the world is getting a show it didn’t pay for and it’s at the expense of Kanye West. Kanye and I have... Read More

A Growing List Of Black Mental Health Resources

A Growing List Of Black Mental Health Resources

by Melissa Kimble

We know that opening up about mental health issues can save a life. While the stigma around the issue can often be swept under... Read More

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Kid Cudi’s Openness About His Mental Health Struggles Could Save a Life

by Melissa Kimble

When I wrote “Why Are Young Blacks Killing Themselves?” for EBONY.com in 2014, I had just learned about the death of  Yusuf Neville, a popular... Read More

Mental Torment and the Seed of Suicidal Thinking

Mental Torment and the Seed of Suicidal Thinking

by Richard L. Taylor

Taking a knife and slashing it across my arm became all too common as a kid. During this time I tricked myself into thinking... Read More

[App Addict] Confronting Mental Illness

[App Addict] Confronting Mental Illness

by Elizabeth Aguirre

It’s no secret that in the Black community it’s taboo to speak openly about psychological distress. Despite the fact that 16 percent of us... Read More