Can I Get a Witness?
|Rating||:||4.79 (751 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||159 Pages|
The truth about Black women and Depression. nazinda It's about time someone talked about it, instead of sweeping it under the rug, as it was seldomly done in the past.. "I'm a Witness" according to A Customer. A book worth readingFor any woman who thinks she's losing her mind, going crazy, or just can't figure out what's wrong, this is the book for you. Before reading "Can I Get A Witness", I thought I was the only woman living on DEPRESSION island. The author wrote of her own experience and that made me feel like I was sitting and talking with my girlfriends, instead of reading a book written by a th. D. Germaine Bell said Practical. This book offered practical advice for women concerning depression, the symptoms, and the treatments, but I found it difficult to just sit down and read straight through this book. I was able to skim through it and pick out information, but I believe that Sisters of the Yam and Willow Weep for Me were easier to read and offered advice in a contextual form.
With the intimacy, insight and wisdom that have won her a loyal following, psychotherapist Julia A. Boyd sounds a wake-up call about an issue of major importance: Black women and depression. Studies show that one in five women suffers from depression, but many don't recognize the signs and so don't report their symptoms to their doctors. Boyd draws from a wealth of experience--her own battles with depression and those cases in her "sister circle"--to take a hard and honest look at the signs and the options for healing. By relying on the voices of her sisters, Boyd lays bare a multiplicity of truths about the faces of depression--helplessness, dissatisfaction, illness, loss, addiction, anger--and offers strategies for tough times, exercises for recovery, and answers to the most often asked questions.. With Can I Get a Witness?, Boyd gives witness to the tragedies that result, and to the fact that recovery from the "beast" is possible