Staying Strong: Exploring experiences of depression and anxiety in Black Caribbean women in the UK

@inproceedings{Graham2018StayingSE,
  title={Staying Strong: Exploring experiences of depression and anxiety in Black Caribbean women in the UK},
  author={R. E. Graham},
  year={2018}
}
The image of the Strong Black Woman (SBW) is a western cultural construct that depicts Black women as strong, self-reliant, independent, yet nurturing and self-sacrificing, putting others’ needs before their own. Research in the US has indicated that this image negatively impacts on the emotional well-being of Black African heritage women by increasing depressive and stress symptoms, and acting as a barrier to help-seeking for emotional support (Beauboeuf-Lafontant, 2007, 2008; Watson & Hunter… CONTINUE READING

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