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Acclaimed author and expert Dr. Alvin Poussaint believes there is too big of a stigma associated with depression in the black community. Poussaint states that more than 60 percent of black individuals don’t see depression as a mental illness, while the Black Caucus Foundation has further cited that 63 percent of African Americans view depression as a “personal weakness.” The result is that we do not seek help.

http://www.bvblackspin.com/2010/07/14/depression-in-the-black-community-why-we-dont-get-help/

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