Mental Health in the African American Community!

In honor of black history month I felt the need to talk about this on going problem in our community. Mental Health, In the African-American community, depression is frowned upon and actually doesn’t even exist, or least I haven’t heard anyone speak of it. Being bombarded day in and day out with sarcastic comments, rolled eyes, and back turns, this is why most African-American women/men suffer from depression in silence and don’t speak out. It’s exactly why I did and refused to let friends, or family know. See, suffering from depression is so hard for people to believe, because they don’t know how it exactly looks. What does depression look like? Mental Illness is often invisible to most people, and we are very good at masking it behind fake smiles, and makeup. Read more about depression in my book:ย 

Ms. Fran

Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. Iโ€™m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, ๐“ž๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ช ๐“‘. ๐“ข๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ญ ๐Ÿ’‹

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