Mental Illness in the Black Community

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Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm EST is set aside for the Black Girl Nerd Podcast. I listen to the live podcast, chat with other listeners, and post comments and questions to twitter  #BGNPodcast Topics range from interracial dating to Doctor Who to discussions featuring celebrity panelists such as Taimak.  Tonight the discussion topic was Mental Illness in the Black Community and the discussion was rich, empowering, deep, light-hearted, funny, and life affirming. 

I listen to the BGNPodcasts because I self-identify as African-American, female, and nerd (of the book nerd variety) As a book nerd, the more I listened to the podcast, and the more I participated in the Twitter discussion, the more I felt compelled to share some resources related to the topic. 

  The Secret She Kept 72 Hour Hold
Not Alone: Reflections on Faith and Depression Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength

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