Greetings, I’m Olivia B. Shepherd. I, too, suffer from depression. I’m a wife, mother, blogger, Gigi, podcast, host, and 20-year entrepreneur. I’m an all-around normal black woman who also has a mental illness that no one likes to talk about.
I started this blog to bring awareness to my African-American community because we as black women suffer depression at a much higher rate than our white sisters. Depression is a huge health concern among African-American women-but mental health is often stigmatized in the black community. Although it can impact people from all walks of life, cultural habits and historical experiences can cause depression to be expressed and addressed differently among black women.
So please follow my journey as I stay on this road to recovery, hoping my words can influence you into speaking out and receiving the help you so badly need.
Olivia B. Shepherd
(Transformation /Biz Coach