Mental Health: Black Women, Black Men & the Stigma

One of our special guests last week on Madness & Reality Radio was notable blogger, writer and TV commentator, Danielle Belton. Her critically acclaimed blog The Black Snob is well-known; and, she is also Editor-at Large for Clutch Magazine online and was the head writer for BET’s Don’t Sleep w/ T.J. Holmes. In light of recent events involving Aaron Alexis, Miriam Carey, and Josh Marks all covered on this blog who were all documented o be struggling with mental health. We discussed mental health and the black community. Most importantly, we discussed the stigma associated with mental health issues from a cultural and racial perspective. Danielle Belton as an advocate for mental health suffers from bipolar disorder and it was a pleasure having the opportunity to discuss this often overlooked topic with her and the host of callers who also struggle with mental health. Hopefully, by listening, you’ll have a better understanding of what it is like to be a black with mental health issues in America.

Listen to the full episode below: