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Societal stressors make Black women, girls prone to depression

Low-self esteem, superwoman syndrome  contribute to personal neglect

By Dwight Hobbes

Contributing Writer

Depression is long a malady assailing females in general. There are reasons to be concerned about its specific occurrence in African American women and girls. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, Ph.D., L.P., CAC/BP is a board-certified diplomate/fellow in African centered/Black psychology, executive director of the African American Child Wellness Institute and founder and president of Brakins Consulting & Psychological Services. She states, “There are multiple stressors. One set comes from external sources.” In that category fall such pressures as work, family, church and community obligations. Continue Reading →

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