Depression is a serious topic, but is also taboo when it comes to the black community. We all know someone who has battled depression time and time again because of life alternating events, such as: loss of a child, a job, a spouse, finances or the feeling of being unloved or unwanted. Yet, seeking help is never an option for many.
This seems to be a season where many of our favorite celebrities are getting real with the effects that trauma has on our minds and emotions. Unfortunately, many stressful and and disturbing experiences can result in mental illnesses and disorders that several people are afraid and ashamed to discuss. Lady Gaga has broken yet another barrier by speaking about her experiences while living with post-traumatic stress disorder. Read the open letter she wrote on her experience with this mental illness here.
Rapper Iggy Azalea has not been on the scene for an extended period of time and possibly for good reason.
Sometimes do you see someone with that vacant stare and wonder what‘s going on in their head? Do you ask or do you just avoid the subject?