Say It Loud! I'm Black and I'm Depressed

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Donald Barbera, Feb 6, 2009 - Science - 173 pages
Depression is a filthy word in the black community because what most African-Americans know about mental disorders is misinformation or wrong. Twenty million Americans suffer depression; including almost 2 million African-American men. It is one of the greatest problems of our time and the second leading cause of disability among developed nations worldwide, including the United States where it costs $51 billion yearly in absenteeism and lost productivity alone. Some researchers believe depression may be the most disabling disease in the world.Say It Loud, brings some perspective to a problem that will only grow larger unless something is done immediately.
 

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Wakeup Call
11
Say It Loud Im Black and Depressed
25
Corrected Hindsight
43
Sleepless Nights
61
Poverty Affects Everything
81
Suicide and Depression
95
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