What keeps some black women from seeking mental health care — and how therapists are working to change that

 

By Meera Jagannathan | MarketWatch

It took Imade Nibokun Borha years to recognize that depression wasn’t just “a white person’s disease.”

The San Francisco-based writer, 31, first realized she struggled with depression during a bout of unemployment around 2008. Another episode of depression and suicidal thoughts during her 2012 University of Southern California grad-school stint, including a reckless hurtle down a Los Angeles highway, finally spurred her to seek help. “I wasn’t proactive. I waited way too long to get treatment,” Borha told Moneyish.

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