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Can I Get a Witness?: Black Women and Depression
Can I Get a Witness? is a wake-up call to black women, their families, and the mental-health community on the subject of depression. Although it's the leading cause of mental-health-related deaths, depression is still not an illness that many African Americans -- particularly women -- have been willing to recognize and treat. For the first time in book form, author Julia B ...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Plume
(first published September 1st 1998)
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Julia Boyd, thank you for existing. I have given copies of this to a number of my friends. For decades, black women have been on waiting lists to see a black female therapist. The relatively small number of black women counselors mean that wait could be years. It is a book like this that can truly make a tremendous difference. Having read read recently that black women commit suicide at a rate that is 114% greater than in 1970, there is a terrible crisis going on and Julia Boyd really is so empa ...more