SW 122: High Functioning Depression in Black Women.... and how its carried with grace!
There are words that never show on the body, that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. - Author unknown
Today we discussed how the black culture has to go about their daily lives, making depression look like normal, everyday activities in our lives. We discussed some signs of depression, and different treatment options. Did you know that schizophrenia is diagnosed in more black americans, but it's dumbed down to just mood disorders so that we aren't properly treated, but white americans are diagnosed more with mood disorders but are treated for true mental illness. They get the drugs that actually make them unstable because there may be less wrong with them, become addicted and the black populace suffers because of their opioid addictions. (mentalhealthamerica.com) (SAMHSA) cited sources.
If you have any of these signs of depression for longer than two weeks, please seek a health professional. I have a list of mental health professionals in the Big Bend area, attached.
- Sleeping more or less than usual
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Feeling worthless, hopeless, or empty
- Mood swings
- Feeling out of control
- Difficulty concentrating
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Goddess Shel and Queen Candance
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