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Black America Urged to Confront Its Secret Pain: Depression
Date:9/28/2007

tages women of color experience that can lead to depression and stress.

The Depression Is Real Coalition, a group of seven preeminent medical, advocacy and civic groups, co-sponsoring today's braintrust, has made it its mission to dispel popular misconceptions that trivialize one form of mental illness in particular, depression -- as "just the blues" or dismiss it entirely as an "imaginary disease." Depression affects more than 19 million Americans per year.

The Depression Is Real public education campaign is sponsored by The American Psychiatric Foundation (a philanthropic and educational subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association), the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the League of United Latin American Citizens, Mental Health America, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the National Medical Association, the National Urban League and is made possible through the support of Wyeth.

For more information about depression and the coalition members, and to see elements of the Depression Is Real public education campaign, visit http://www.DepressionIsReal.org.

About Terrie M. Williams

Terrie M. Williams is a licensed clinical social worker holding B.A. and M.S. degrees in her field. She is the founder of The Terrie Williams Agency, a premier public relations firm, and has served as a trusted and respected advisor to countless high-profile clients. Terrie's phenomenal success in both professions and as an author, advocate and mentor with her

Stay Strong Foundation is largely due to her expertise in dealing with people. Today, she is committed to guiding people in deep emotional pain onto a path of healing. Her forthcoming, groundbreaking book BLACK PAIN: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting takes an in-depth look at Black America's depression through the experiences of celebrities, every day people, and mental health professionals. "BLACK PAIN" will b
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