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