Foreword / Mary J. Blige -- Foreword / Susan L. Taylor -- Black blues -- Depression: not killing us softly -- I'm not your superwoman: overworked, undervalued, and under pressure -- I wish it would rain: black men and depression -- It's a hard knock life: the young and the depressed -- That's what friends are for: how loved ones can help -- A spiritual hospital: the black church and depression -- DON'T snap out of it! Healing in your own time -- Oh, Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood: can I get a diagnosis? -- I will survive: getting the healing done: therapy, medication, alternative medicine, exercise, and spirituality -- Making a way out of no way -- A guide to breaking our silence and getting the healing started: we heal by sharing! -- Resources for working thru your pain and staying strong. Terrie had made it: she had her own company with high-profile clients--yet she was in constant pain, waking up in terror, overeating in search of relief. She finally collapsed, with no clue what was wrong or if there was a way out. She had hit rock bottom and got help. She learned her problem had a name--depression--and that many suffered from it, limping through their days, hiding their hurt. As she healed, her mission became clear: break the silence and help those who suffer. This book identifies emotional pain--uniquely and profoundly affecting the Black experience--as the root of lashing out through desperate acts. Terrie encourages us to face the truth about the issue that plunges our spirits into darkness, so that we can step into the healing light. The help the community needs is here: a clear explanation and a guide to finding relief.--From publisher description.