Woes Of The “Strong Black Woman”: Mental Health Is Very Real For Us | BLAVITY

The story of my life, trying to survive the “you’re the strong one”! Everybody falls weak at some point and time! Good read😊


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Depression is a disease that has become sort of an epidemic in recent years and is particularly prevalent in African-American men/women. In this book, you will be given an inside view of what it is like to struggle against this debilitating condition. It’s a true story, of how one woman has battled against depression, without the support she so badly needed from her family. The chapters not only follow her story, but go a long way to explaining depression as a condition, covering topics such as:

  • What depression looks like
  • A real-life story of diagnosis and ridicule
  • Why depression rates are so high in African-American women
  • Recognizing the symptoms
  • Why mental health awareness is important

If you have ever suffered from this crippling affliction, or know of a friend or loved who has, then reading this book will help you to understand what it is that causes depression and how you can face it with hope for the future. Depression shouldn’t mean that you are stigmatized. 

Get your copy of this book today and see how it can change the way you see yourself and others.


Happy Women’s Day!

Good morning to all my beautiful strong women bloggers, it’s a shame just like Black History we only get a day and a month. Hell, we rock all year-long! We are mothers, wives, business owners, aunties, sisters and friends. Most of us carry the world and families on our backs, so make the most of this day. Educate your fellow-man on the importance we serve as people in the world…Have the best day ever!!!

Ms. Fran

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Mental Health Awareness and Lack of Health Coverage

In general, over 20% of the African-American population do not have health coverage. And this is largely attributed to their low-income or low socioeconomic status. A public health professor cited that poverty and poor health are directly correlated. This is because they have fewer or no resources at all to get health coverage for themselves and their family.

This is why mental health awareness is so important in the African-American community, instead they misunderstand what it is and are unable to seek the help they need. Most either don’t want to talk about it, or don’t believe it exist.

Help bring awareness to all communities in need!