Suicide: Black Men Suffer in Silence, One Man's Goal To Raise Awareness

Sep 4, 2012 Full story: KSOC-FM Dallas 55

Wendell Tucker a Chicago theater artist has launched an awareness campaign for black men who suffer in silence with depression and thoughts of suicide.

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Since: Aug 12

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#1 Sep 4, 2012
i can relate.

“Baby, Say My Name.”

Since: Nov 10

The Queen is in the house.

#2 Sep 4, 2012
This subject needs more awareness in the Black community. Personally, I have men in my family who suffer silently with depression. Only one or two have sought professional help. We have to move beyond the belief that real men don't feel emotional pain. Even the strongest among us hurt.
Thanks for posting this. It was worth the read.

Since: Jul 11

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#4 Sep 4, 2012
-0h-Really - wrote:
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Preach!
A /Vigga could be the roughest toughest mtha f kknest bad boy in town, but one little white man calling him a racial name can cause him enough emotional trauma to warrant a fkkn law suit.
lol
fkkng sissybtches.
This is really dumb post.
The good question is- never crossed my mind- how blacks cope with mental illnesses ?
Depression, bipolar disorder, schi ?

Maybe just to retain macho image, many black men
avoid professional help & unnecessary prolong and worsen
their condition.

“I can see better with”

Since: Mar 11

my eyes closed

#6 Sep 4, 2012
-0h-Really - wrote:
<quoted text>
Preach!
A /Vigga could be the roughest toughest mtha f kknest bad boy in town, but one little white man calling him a racial name can cause him enough emotional trauma to warrant a fkkn law suit.
lol
fkkng sissybtches.
showing your real feelings again? As a human being you are a zero.

Since: Jul 11

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#9 Sep 4, 2012
-0h-Really - wrote:
<quoted text>Then maybe you shouldn't have made it.
Miserable. I may be racialist- not racist- but you're just
plain boring. Evidently, you want to hurt blacks. But, how can anybody be hurt by always the same comments & insults.

Besides, you call them subhuman. It's rubbish, but, for the sake of argument, OK. Subhuman creatures are also cats, dogs, monkeys, cows, sheep,....
So, suffering dogs or cows also makes you radiant with joy ?

No comment.
Masud_S_Hoghughi __

Sheffield, UK

#11 Sep 5, 2012
-0h-Really - wrote:
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You can call it whatever your fragile ego needs you to, but in reality, you're no different than me, you fkkng moron. You love your race, and hate mine. But because you're a stupid liberal retard, somehow that's OK for you, but "hateful" and "bigoted" of me.
LOL
Liberalism certainly is a mental disorder.
What does your man tool look like when it's fully erect?
SadButTrue

Chantilly, VA

#12 Sep 5, 2012
4-ize wrote:
i can relate.
maceo

Go Die Bytch! I should bytch slap your Mother for having a damn LOSER!

Your almost 60 yrs old an the epitome of shame for any Black women!
SadButTrue

Chantilly, VA

#13 Sep 5, 2012
-0h-Really - wrote:
<quoted text>
You can call it whatever your fragile ego needs you to, but in reality, you're no different than me, you fkkng moron. You love your race, and hate mine. But because you're a stupid liberal retard, somehow that's OK for you, but "hateful" and "bigoted" of me.
LOL
Liberalism certainly is a mental disorder.
maceo

Go Die Bytch! I should bytch slap your Mother for having a damn LOSER!

Your almost 60 yrs old an the epitome of shame for any Black women!
sayitaintsomrcho

Las Vegas, NV

#14 Sep 5, 2012
-0h-Really - wrote:
<quoted text>
Preach!
A /Vigga could be the roughest toughest mtha f kknest bad boy in town, but one little white man calling him a racial name can cause him enough emotional trauma to warrant a fkkn law suit.
lol
fkkng sissybtches.
That knife cuts two ways, white boy...white folks are are absolutely dumbfounded when they find a black person who hasn't made him the center of their world. They trip big time, then turn into the nasty, filthy beast that they are noted for being, 23 hours a day. More often than not. though, instead of dealing with depression constructively, white men will take their lackoballz out on the family first, then the public at large. They will shoot up the family,(even their own mammy if she made the mistake of visiting the family that day, with a fresh, homemade hot apple pie in tow)...then they'll head for the post office, the school, the drug store , the hardware store, the theater, Walmart...ect...and shoot folks down like ducks at a shootin' gallery...then he'll turn the gun on himself and deprive the pleasure of watching him sweat it out during a trial...And don't let the source of their dispair, be their "god", money...aw,then everybody had better duck for cover...talk about being a sissyazzpunk.
SadButTrue

Chantilly, VA

#15 Sep 5, 2012
sayitaintsomrcho-james wrote:
<quoted text>That knife cuts two ways, white boy...white folks are are absolutely dumbfounded when they find a black person who hasn't made him the center of their world. They trip big time, then turn into the nasty, filthy beast that they are noted for being, 23 hours a day. More often than not. though, instead of dealing with depression constructively, white men will take their lackoballz out on the family first, then the public at large. They will shoot up the family,(even their own mammy if she made the mistake of visiting the family that day, with a fresh, homemade hot apple pie in tow)...then they'll head for the post office, the school, the drug store , the hardware store, the theater, Walmart...ect...and shoot folks down like ducks at a shootin' gallery...then he'll turn the gun on himself and deprive the pleasure of watching him sweat it out during a trial...And don't let the source of their dispair, be their "god", money...aw,then everybody had better duck for cover...talk about being a sissyazzpunk.
Why are you calling maceo a Sissy punk?

Black men let an entire race of women and children go without support! You don't even teach the next generation!

Your focus on SEX and "Getting over' or Living off women like you do rather then to help any women or children in the race!

Why are you focused on what White's are doing when they pretty much take care of their own?

Black men goals seem to be SEX and living off and
sayitaintsomrcho

Las Vegas, NV

#17 Sep 5, 2012
SadButTrue wrote:
<quoted text>Why are you calling maceo a Sissy punk?
Black men let an entire race of women and children go without support! You don't even teach the next generation!
Your focus on SEX and "Getting over' or Living off women like you do rather then to help any women or children in the race!
Why are you focused on what White's are doing when they pretty much take care of their own?
Black men goals seem to be SEX and living off and
Hon...seek help, quick...that Attention Ho thing is getting kinda stale. Gosellsumpussy...you'll feel better.

Since: Sep 12

West Covina, CA

#18 Sep 5, 2012
Since death is inevitable I've never seen anything wrong with suicide. After all, it is YOUR life, and it's YOURS to do with as you wish.

“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#19 Sep 5, 2012
excellent thread. i know for a FACT that many of our people suffer depression alone and isolated; afraid to seek help or to apathetic to do so.

the important thing is that, when we do decide to seek help, make sure we seek it from people who can identify with us.

Since: Jul 11

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#20 Sep 5, 2012
James Lang wrote:
Since death is inevitable I've never seen anything wrong with suicide. After all, it is YOUR life, and it's YOURS to do with as you wish.
Nothing wrong if someone is mentally sane- say, to avoid miserable death from some painful illness like terminal cancer etc.
But, many commit suicide during depression, something they wouldn't have done in other mood swing.

Then, they leave after them- many people- crushed relatives (children, spouses,..).

“Black Luv or Bust!”

Since: Jul 11

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#21 Sep 5, 2012
dragonpat wrote:
excellent thread. i know for a FACT that many of our people suffer depression alone and isolated; afraid to seek help or to apathetic to do so.
the important thing is that, when we do decide to seek help, make sure we seek it from people who can identify with us.
Excellent point!

“Black Luv or Bust!”

Since: Jul 11

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#22 Sep 5, 2012
*There is nothing...I repeat...nothing wrong with seeking out the help that one needs...if one needs it...being depressed and or mentally ill...are nothing to be ashamed of...again...this is a human problem...not a black male problem!

THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE WHO SUFFER WITH SUCH ISSUES...AND CONTRARY TO WHAT MANY HERE WOULD LOVE TO ASSERT...WM SUFFER WITH DEPRESSION AND MENTAL ILLNESS QUITE OFTEN!

*ALSO I'VE KNOWN MANY WHITE GIRLS/FEMALES ON MEDICATIONS TO HELP THEM MANAGE THEIR DISORDERS!

Since: Sep 12

Palmdale, CA

#23 Sep 5, 2012
Bardon wrote:
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Nothing wrong if someone is mentally sane- say, to avoid miserable death from some painful illness like terminal cancer etc.
But, many commit suicide during depression, something they wouldn't have done in other mood swing.[/quote]

Let's be real; America is not a society that cares for the physical or psychological welfare of its citizens. And American society is as a whole is simply a fractal of the dysfunction you see in American families, and especially African American families.

[quote]
Then, they leave after them- many people- crushed relatives (children, spouses,..).
This has always been an irrelevant argument because death can come for us at anytime. It is a family's responsibility to financially prepare for sudden death. Now to my knowledge I don't know any life insurance policy that pays out for suicides but that doesn't prevent a family from saving of paying into a Roth IRA for example.
umm

Hamilton, Canada

#24 Sep 5, 2012
This is a good news.
spookssuck

Norwalk, CT

#25 Sep 5, 2012
-0h-Really - wrote:
<quoted text>
Preach!
A /Vigga could be the roughest toughest mtha f kknest bad boy in town, but one little white man calling him a racial name can cause him enough emotional trauma to warrant a fkkn law suit.
lol
fkkng sissybtches.
true
SadButTrue

Chantilly, VA

#26 Sep 5, 2012
sayitaintsomrcho-James wrote:
<quoted text>Hon...seek help, quick...that Attention Ho thing is getting kinda stale. Gosellsumpussy...you'll feel better.
Oh that's right; you didn't get any attention! lMAO

I don't like Hood Rats!

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