Video: Depression in Our World

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This video describes the stigmas and struggles of people in black communities dealing with depression. The panel includes Bassey Ikpi, director of the Siwe Project; Dr. Jeff Gardere, psychologist and author; and Terrie Williams, author of “Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting.”




11 thoughts on “Video: Depression in Our World

  1. I recommend Terrie Williams book Black Pain to everyone. I believe it’s true our secrets make us sick. But the faith community and some of our places of worship do the black community a disservice by shaming brothers and sisters when they try to go outside of our spirtual houses of worship and seek other options for healing. This was a great video very informative.

  2. Our communty just carries so many shame based issues. And if family and friends are’nt informed about various subjects and are closed minded. That’s why so many are sick and taking their lives because we are living in shame and fear.

  3. That’s a very good video. I’ve been meaning to get that Black Pain book. I’ve heard good reviews about it. I think depression is a topic black people stay away from and it’s a shame. Being depressed is normal when you’re in a hostile environment. When you’re behind enemy lines it’s very hard to be upbeat and cheerful all the time. I also think it’s okay to get help if suffering from severe depression. But in the black community it’s s till a big stigma.

  4. What’s really sad is the lack off support given to Black psychologists. It seems that PoC who need help will still seek out white practicioners, even though that will only make their depression, anxiety, and paranoia worse, not better.

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