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Wayne Brady reveals struggle with depression

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:03 pm November 4, 2014 Wayne Brady is known for making millions laugh, but the comedian and game show host revealed a dark secret he’s been struggling with for quite some time now. Brady has battled depression for years.

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For Brown Girls Founder Karyn Washington dead at 22

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:47 am April 11, 2014 Karyn Washington, student at Morgan State University and founder and creator of the website For Brown Girls, has died of an apparent suicide. She was 22. 

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Report: The long-term health effects of bullying

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:24 am February 20, 2014 According to a recent report, kids who are victims of bullying have worse mental and physical health, more symptoms of depression and lower self-worth. As time progresses, the symptoms become more prevalent. 

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Rapper Danny Brown’s struggle with mental illness

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:25 pm February 18, 2014 Detroit-based rap artist Danny Brown is known for his dark imagery in his lyrics. Turns out that it comes from a place inside of Brown’s struggle that many do not know about. But during a recent Twitter vent, the musician opened up about his battle with mental illness. 

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Lack of sleep, time spent online tied to increased risk of depression in teens

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:47 pm February 6, 2014 11 percent of teens in the U.S. develop depression by the time they are 18. According to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, lack of sleep and time spent online can increase those risk. 

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Basketball player fakes kidnapping to escape pressure of college

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:38 am January 10, 2014 An Auburn University Women’s basketball player faked her own kidnapping after succumbing to the pressures of being a college athlete. Sierra “Cece” Sims earned a full scholarship to the Alabama school 300 miles away from her home in Tennessee. Unfortunately the demands of being a student-athlete were difficult […]

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Pastor commits suicide in front of pleading son one year after wife’s death

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:02 am December 10, 2013 A suburban Illinois pastor has shot and killed himself inside of his Matteson home. Pastor Ed Montgomery’s pleading son and mother begged him not to take his life on Saturday, but the grief due to the loss of his wife overcame him. Montgomery and his wife Prophetess […]

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MUST SEE VIDEO: Two Young Women Discuss Depression, Abuse and The Power of Friendship

Two young black women use notecards to discuss parallel struggles with abuse and suicide; and how they found strength through friendship, faith and love.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness: But Are We Truly Aware of Both??

By Fallon 10:07 am October 14, 2011 So, I am sitting here trying to understand why during the month of October Breast Cancer Awareness gets more media attention and corporate sponsorship than Domestic Violence Awareness which is also remembered during the month of October. I know that most women have breast irrespective of their size, pigmentation, […]

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How Facebook Can Depress You as a Single Black Girl

By Fallon 8:50 am August 12, 2011 So, I am discovering how utterly depressing Facebook can be. Yes, I did not stutter. Facebook, touted as the pen-ultimate medium for awkward wall flowers to gain social inclusion and social integration, is depressing. Not depressing in the most clinical sense of depressing, but more depressing in the […]

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