To kick of “Feminist Wednesday,” hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon chat with the editor in chief of Ebony, Amy DuBois Barnett, about October’s cover stories including singer Tamar Braxton and her struggles with infertility, and recognizing and treating depression in black communities. Barnette explains, “It is an unfortunate fact that not only are African Americans disproportionately diagnosed with certain mental illnesses such as depression… but we are much less likely to seek out treatment.” They discuss efforts that are being made to change this.
“People do get better.” - Dr. William McFarlane on the importance of early intervention for young people with mental illnesses.
Dr. William McFarlane is a psychiatrist and the Director of the national Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis Program study. He called in to the studio to talk with Brian Babylon and Vivian MiKhail about early detection & intervention programs, why it’s working, the early signs of mental illness, and the resources available for teachers, parents and others.