The Invisible 90 Percent: Changing The Narrative On Black Men & Depression

Black and white image of an african american manOctober is Depression Awareness Month and Kid Cudi’s recent tweet about his personal struggle with depression has brought the issue of depression and specifically depression in African-American men to the forefront. Depression as a disorder has been recognized for centuries with many documented cases of what was then called Melancholia.  While conversations about depression have become more commonplace in the general population, there is still an undeniable stigma when it comes to discussing depression in the African-American community. This is especially true when it comes to depression and African-American men.