Black Men and Depression: Saving our Lives, Healing our Families and Friends
Author: John Head
In today’s society depression and mental illness are taboo subjects. In the black community, they are topics that are almost completely shrouded in secrecy. As a result, millions of black men are suffering in silence or getting treatment only in extreme circumstances–in emergency rooms, homeless shelters, and prisons.
In this groundbreaking book, veteran journalist and award-winning author John Head argues that neglecting emotional disorders among men in the black community is equal to racial suicide. The problem can be traced back to the time of slavery, when it was believed that blacks did not have the ability to feel or express inner pain.