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black women are taught from birth not to have high expectations regarding our lot in life.
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Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

black women are taught from birth not to have high expectations regarding our lot in life.


This as well. We can't be a disappointment to anyone either cuz we're on the bottom so we just don't give a eff what anyone thinks.
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Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

black women are taught from birth not to have high expectations regarding our lot in life.

This, and I think that black women, whether implicitly or explicitly, are taught that we're supposed to shoulder other people's burdens. That this is what a good woman is supposed to do. The problem with this comes when we're having issues of our own and, since we're holding everyone else's problems, feel like other people are going through too much to even listen to us. 
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One explanation was that as women insecurity and despair can be voice more easily by women.
I think familial , religious, and cultural ties are the strongest factors that ward off suicide .
Gender expectations also
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Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

"One study found that, when compared to white women, black women have greater social support, larger extended families, more religious views against suicide, and stronger mothering philosophies, all of which may act as protective factors."

I do believe that BW cultural and religious tendencies have a lot to do with not committing suicide.

Read a study that people of faith tend to be happier overall

One of the biggest reasons I could never do it, no matter how bad it gets. Depression is real and scary. We blacks in America have many reasons for being depressed. I'm glad for how God created us (Yes, I do believe God blessed us with a special soul--for enduring, joy, music, dance, etc. ) cus white folks can't handle 1/8 of the sh*t they give us in this country. 
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Originally posted by HowardAlumAKA HowardAlumAKA wrote:

I have to agree with the posters that said we dont know what he was going through.


A good friend of mine committed suicide. We never would have suspected he would because he was so successful and had everything anyone could ask for. We assumed he was happy. I later found out he was feuding with his family over money. He couldn't take it anymore so he took his own life and all his assets and money went to charity.




He was feuding with family over his own funds?  smh.
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Originally posted by thickblkbarbie thickblkbarbie wrote:

RIP, i used to work on a psych ward for 4 years,i saw first hand what depression was like, i still remember a pt who was about 20 yrs old, was discharge from the unit, stated he was okay, I remember writing notes in his chart before he left. He seemed very happy,but underneath the happiness, was sadness, a few days later he took his own life....I remember coming in to work, and my co workers were very sad.


the worst thing about depression is that people dont believe its a real disease. So you're forced to hide it and pretend, lest you're told to "cheer up".




that irked me like u wouldn't believe.  i'd just look at them like "fuccin' leave me alone".  It was so hard to fake...it takes alot of energy to pretend.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

I'm a bit bothered that they are mentioning his practice of Yoruba . Like they are trying to tie that to his suicide.



Wayment...Yoruba is a language unless I am missing something?  I must be really out of touch. AMH
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Originally posted by NARSAddict NARSAddict wrote:

Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

I'm a bit bothered that they are mentioning his practice of Yoruba . Like they are trying to tie that to his suicide.



Wayment...Yoruba is a language unless I am missing something?  I must be really out of touch. AMH

Yoruba is the name of the religion and language of the Yoruba people.




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I've always known Yoruba as a language and culture and not a form of religion. 
Does this mean Igbo and Hausa are religions too? 
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