“While the symptomology of untreated depression crosses racial and gender barriers, little to no research has been done specifically on Black women whose presentation of depression may differ from what is currently viewed as signs of depression.” . . .
I have seen too many of us who wanted to be a “strong Black woman” so badly that we denied ourselves the pleasure of emotional acknowledgment, refusing to accept we needed help in the name of such “strength.” This fallacy of strength attached to Blackness diminishes our well-being and hurts us more than it empowers us. . . .