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Welcome to BlackGirlDown! My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of BlackGirlDown,com a blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Clinical Depression and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk with or share my feelings with, so I decided to share my experience with you..the world!!! There is nothing like feeling alone, helpless, and unworthy in a house full of people. I still suffer and fall short more days then I like, this is why I wanted to share my journey as I go through the recovery process. With BlackGirlDown I hope to share my life experiences,,the good and the bad! I want to bring awareness to the stigma that surrounds Mental Illness in the African American community, as black women we are more likely to suffer from depression and the least to get or ask for treatment. Please follow my journey, hoping some of my words can provide a real look inside the life of a depressed black woman. Let's Chat...