I was once told by an older Black man that mental illness doesn't exist in Black folks. I asked him to explain, then, my friends who killed themselves, my cousins who are battling anxiety and depression, and my friends who have yet to find the help they desperately need to overcome loss and a plethora of other life happenings.
Outside the House is a documentary about Black folks and mental health. It's about sharing our stories so others understand they are not alone. It's about finding out why we aren't sitting on couches and chairs talking to those who aren't emotionally invested in us, in an attempt to get well. This documentary is about finally breaking the cycles that are killing us.