I am aware that there are plenty of people who think the signs and symptoms of depression, suicide, behavioral issues and so forth are the same for everyone. While in general of course that is true, there is a very obvious factor that must be considered and dealt with among those suffering from mental illness(es) in the Black community.
Simply living while Black creates stress, unwanted problems that people of other ‘color’ do not have to deal with. This crosses all age groups, so from the youngest to the oldest, racism does impact the signs and symptoms and thus the treatment as well for anyone seeking help.
Of course all of the signs and problems we see in white people who suffer also are applicable; but the problem is on top of all of those issues and stresses, signs and symptoms, sadly there are more problems in the Black community…
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