You Are Not Alone: Depression and Anxiety in Black Americans

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Depression. Anxiety. Suicide. Mental health issues are real and pervasive in the African American community—but we don’t often recognize them. You are not alone. Just like physical health problems, mental illness needs to be identified and diagnosed as early as possible and treated. However, many people are not aware of many common mental and emotional illnesses or that they (or someone close to them) are suffering from mental illness. In this episode, the Espresso Talk Today team discusses two common mental illnesses: depression and anxiety. Through research and experience, they identify the symptoms of depression and anxiety, treatment options, and living with these mental illnesses. Apart from depression and anxiety, they will also address suicide among young people, how to identify when you or a friend is in crisis and needs support, and how to get support for anyone suffering from mental illness.

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