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Black Men and Depression: Saving our Lives, Healing our Families and Friends

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In mainstream society depression and mental illness are still somewhat taboo subjects; in the black community they are topics that are almost completely shrouded in secrecy. As a result, millions of black men are suffering in silence or getting treatment only in extreme circumstances–in emergency rooms, homeless shelters, and prisons. The neglect of emotional disorders amo ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 9th 2005 by Harmony (first published 2005)
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Chris brown
May 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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If you are a Black man or you know and care about a Black man then this book is something that you should invest in for the singular fact that knowing about our mental health and healing is vital. I recommend this to everyone
Nia
Oct 21, 2008 is currently reading it
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Anyone who cares about black men should read this book. It is extremely engaging and "accessible". I highly recommend it.
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Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
"This mistaken notion that mental illness is inextricably linked to violent behavior is one of the principal sources of fear and prejudice toward people with mental illness. This is especially true regarding Black men, because of the way we grew up thinking about violence and the way society in general associates violence with us."
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