Depression is the leading cause of mental health-related deaths for both blacks and whites in America. Yet it is a label that many women are reluctant to embrace. In Can I Get a Witness?, the first prescriptive book for black women on depression, bestselling author and psychotherapist Julia A. Boyd explores the crucial links between self-esteem, depression, and women”s health. In the sassy, witty, down-to-earth voices of sisters facing the reality of depression in their lives, Can I Get a Witness? offers a lively debate on labeling, coping strategies, and therapies for help and healing. With her characteristic wisdom and respect for all points of view, Juha Boyd debunks myths about depression, provides a clear picture of the implications for black women”s health, and shares her own personal struggle with the beast. She offers practical solutions for identifying symptoms, as well as recovery strategies, exercises, inspiring anecdotes, the latest information on medications, and answers to the most commonly asked questions.
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