Depression is often swept under the rug in black communities. We are expected to grin, bear it all, bottle it all up inside and not complain.
Some of us can hide our pain really well while others have their pain manifest in self-destructive behaviors such as promiscuity, alcohol and drug abuse or being abusive towards others.
The same can be said of celebrities, we can’t expect them to have picture perfect lives despite what they choose to show us on social media and beyond.
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Scroll through to learn about six black celebrities who’ve contemplated suicide but have since overcome their depression: