The Black Health Book was written for everyday people to help simplify pertinent research and health-related topics in a way that can be easily read by individuals without advanced degrees or a background in science, medicine, or mental health care.
In writing this book the author, D'Andrea Bolden, wanted to tackle the topic of health through the lens of blackness. Simultaneously, she ensured that health was examined from a multi-dimensional perspective recognizing that multiple factors play a role in the state of one’s total health.
The conversation surrounding black health can be messy, uncomfortable, and riddled with many challenges but D'Andrea believes we can all learn and grow so that we can collectively see an improvement in the overall health of black people. D'Andrea shares with readers scientific facts, personal stories, and other relevant information throughout the pages of this book.
"Our health as black people is of great concern and many of us were not taught that black health is black wealth" - Author, D'Andrea Bolden
As you go through the contents of this book you will learn about:
Some of the leading health conditions that are prevalent among the black population
The negative effects poverty can have on health
How racism and stress can harm the health of blacks.
Black maternal health issues
Black children and mental health
Health concerns for black men
The concerns surrounding lead poisoning and black children
"As black people we must prioritize our health!"
- D'Andrea Bolden, MA
D'Andrea Bolden, MA
Author | Speaker | Mental Health Advocate
D'Andrea is a talented writer and speaker, known for her insightful non-fiction books and engaging presentations on mental health, corporate, and faith-based topics. D'Andrea has earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and chemistry, a master's degree in Counseling (addiction and recovery) and a master's degree in medical sciences.
For over ten years D'Andrea has worked and dedicated herself to serving low-income families and vulnerable populations through community-based non-profit work and mental health solutions.
She is the driving force behind Faith + Mental Health, an organization that aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health in the faith-based community. Through her podcast and summit, "Faith + Mental Health", D'Andrea promotes an integrative, holistic approach to mental well-being that integrates faith with scientific evidence.
As a published author, D'Andrea's work includes the book "Mental Reset: 15 Day Devotional + Journal". She lives in Michigan with her husband John and their two children.
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What are Readers Saying?
I had the honor (and the challenge) of editing “Black Health” – and I was amazed.
The revelations that this book holds will push you to evaluate your life – especially in the areas
that can impact the quality of your health. The black or African American race is facing so many
barriers to a good quality of life. All the areas of our lives are interconnected much more than
we realize. Even our interactions with each other as a race impacts our personal quality of life.
There is a lot of eye-opening information inside these pages. Take notes and take an inventory
of your own life and habits and implement what you need from you are about to read. Ensure
that this book is circulated in your peer groups. Inform those who need to know immediately that they need to make significant changes now to avoid becoming a statistic unnecessarily.
Read, learn, and implement! I am doing it too.
Michelle G Cameron
Author | Editor | Writing Coach