Mental Health and Media

Mental health is an important topic that stands taboo in so many communities. Specifically in the black community, issues such as anxiety and depression get swept under the rug with statements like, “You’re not crazy,” “Pray about it,” and,“Just try to relax.” Well, these are all good suggestions, but they do not get to the root issue–the fact that people are struggling and need a way to heal. I’m glad that there are many African American individuals in the public eye who are using their stories to reduce the stigma around…

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