Depression in the LBTQ Community

Depression’s Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Three

     The third and final part of the exclusive series of articles I’ve penned for the HUFFINGTON POST has just been published!  The series, entitled “Depression’s Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Three,”explores how depression can have a disproportionate impact on, and different ramifications for Black LGBTQ individuals.

     In this installment, I focus on depression’s particular stranglehold on Black LGBTQs.  As well, I give an account of my very first depressive episode—which nearly overwhelmed me. 

      Visit—Huffington Post Article

4 thoughts on “Depression’s Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Three

  1. Elk Whistle

    This was good insight into the specific problems of depression that exclusively effect Same Gender Loving or Black Gay Men. Although there are many types of supports that are available the author adds his personal experience with depression and his choice to get help rather than allowing the depression and other stigmas from controlling his mental health and struggle with suicide. I am sure that this article may save many lives or at least attempt to get readers to be aware of the growing epidemic of depression among the SGL Community.


    I have been trying to read the article, or series of articles on this subject: Depression, which as you know affects many people around the World—–It is universal, and does not discriminate. It appears that your focus is an Afro-centric one, which of course is important, essentail, and reflects your personal experiences. My point here though, is that Depression affects all races/genders/orientations/etc… . I have had it since a small child. There are many commonalities between LGBTQ/Black depression and others’ depression. Try to see others’ point of view, as you would want others to see your points of view. We are all in this togethter, in spite of the ugly history of slavery.

    1. Wyatt O'Brian Evans Post author

      Daniel: I do see others’ points of view: that’s evident in my diverse topics I write about as a journalist. Because of racism and the other unique stresses Blacks must endure–that other races/ethnicities don’t have to contend with–depression has a UNIQUE impact on Black.s. Look at all the stats. Thanks for your input.

      1. Daniel Wasserman

        Hello Mr. Evans,
        Thank you for taking the time to respond. I look forward to readind more of your insightful articles. Daniel Wasserman, on 5/29/15.


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