Many of us are familiar with author Terrie Williams and her popular book 'Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting.' I decided to bring Terrie back into the studio last month to discuss the black community's denial when it comes to dealing with mental illness, specifically when it comes to managing the spike in depression during the holiday season.
The video was shot before the holidays, but was delayed due to production problems. But there will always be a holiday season around the corner, and so will depression. With Valentine's Day coming up, depression in our community might once again become acute.
The video is below, enjoy!
Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition and a Scholarship in Action Resident of the Institute for Black Public Policy. To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here.