Black Folks & Mental Illness: A Film.

***TRIGGER WARNING**TRIGGER WARNING***TRIGGER WARNING***

**MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH**

I have both shared on Twitter and posted information about this documentary on Instagram. I feel that strongly about its message. I watched it and discussed it with our children; ages 13 and 15. Vital dialogue ensued.

Please read below. Link to view the film OUTSIDE THE HOUSE included in post….e

I Am Going To Write

A Documentary by Darnell Lamont Walker about Black Folks & Mental Illness. Why are we not sharing our stories, our pain, our struggles, and our methods of survival? This film exists to show those quietly suffering that they are not alone.

I’ve had friends who’ve committed suicide in dark and lonely places. I regret not seeing the signs, not being there, not calling them, and maybe not loving on them enough.

Being “resilient” and “strong” is killing us. Holding in our frustrations and sadness is killing us. Our children are jumping from bridges and opening their veins quietly. Transparency is needed.

It’s time we talk!

Watch The Full Film: Click Here

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