March 17, 2015 by petrujviljoen
Hello my name is M/R Johnson. I am a survivor of Co-Occurring Disorders of depression and addiction. Now before you begin to judge me let me tell you my story.
Are you aware that there are approximately 8.9 million adults who have Co-Occurring Disorders? Only 7.4 percent of individuals receive treatment for both conditions, while 55.8 percent receive no treatment at all.
I was one of the 55.8 percent who did not received help, all because of the shame and stigma that has feared the communities of the African American people and has keep them in bondage…Or should I say slavery.
Co-occurring Disorders has no color line, or race, creed or gender. Co-Occurring Disorders is the un-addressed epidemic that is trying to kill the makeup of our families values and traditions in our society. So let’s talk…What is the true definition for the words shame and stigma?
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