Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Words For Warfare

"This taboo topic [depression] is linked to most street violence, drug/alcohol abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, child abuse as well as physical health problems such as obesity and heart disease. We're afraid to talk to a therapist-we're afraid to talk to each other and the silence is killing us." - Terrie M. Williams

3 comments:

Anonymiss May 6, 2008 at 11:09 AM  

I couldn't agree more.

We really need to get a hold of our mental health. A lot of us are in denial, are scared, or believe that religion alone is the remedy.

beautifldreamr7 May 6, 2008 at 7:39 PM  

Speaking as someone who suffers from this disease, when I choose to tell people about it, I am usually told: 1)it is not a real disease, 2) why don't I just get over it 3)Black people don't suffer from this. It is a white girl's disease.

It is a lifelong struggle that we often face alone. I know of plenty of Black people who have symptoms of this disease. Not one of them will admit it!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com May 7, 2008 at 2:54 PM  

Hello Professor Tracey!

This issue is so critical!

I wrote a post on April 30th as part of the DOCUMENT THE SILENCE campaign to address violence against women of color, but we need to have a black blogosphere campaign to BREAK THE SILENCE is attached to mental health issues!

Thank you for blowing your trumpet!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

http://blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com

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