When we think of depression we tend to focus on that of our youth or women. However, 30% men suffer from depression. Signs and symptoms vary but look differently from that of women. Today we’ll talk with filmmaker and graphics designer, Charles Kennedy. His upcoming film Affliction deals with mental health of an African American male. He shares his personal journey overcoming depression. For more information you can follow Charles Kennedy at IG: afflictionmovie and www.CharlesKennedyJr.com
The holidays seems to do one of two things. You either welcome it with open arms, enjoying a new snow fall, visiting with loved ones, the spirit of the Christmas season and sharing quality time with those you love…or you feel the pressures, stress, anxiety and depression that seems to take over during the holiday season. If this is you, or someone you know, I’ve gathered a few African American female therapists in the Metro Detroit area who are sharing their wisdom and expertise in hopes of helping others survive through the holiday season.
The birth of a baby can bring a joyous time for many new mothers. However, not everyone experiences such elation after the birth of their child. Some new mothers, due to the hormonal change in their bodies, along with existing life challenges can cause an onset of postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is real. Although it can be a difficult time, it can be overcome. Know that you can overcome this and there is help. We’ll hear from Author, Kimberly Batchelor-Davis as she shares her trial and triumph overcoming her postpartum depression.