Depression can express itself differently in every single person

Published: May. 2, 2023 at 10:29 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - As May kicks off, KSLA is committed to raising awareness about mental health issues.

On Tuesday (May 2), KSLA spoke with Dr. Latienda Pierre about the signs of depression and when to get help.

Depression is more than a feeling of sadness or just going through a difficult time. Depression can influence a person’s moods, thinking and behavior. If left untreated, depression can have devastating consequences.

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The good news is, no matter where you find yourself on the spectrum, there are resources and there is hope, because your mind matters. Dr. Pierre says depression is commonly misunderstood.

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Dr. Pierre is hosting a discussion on cultural and medical disparities in mental health as it relates to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) communities. Valencia Jones, LPC, and Constance Neal, PLPC, PLMFT will also host the discussion.

This event will be held Friday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the YWCA of NWLA office, located at 850-B Olive St. in Shreveport.