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Paths to wellness: some other BIBR selections.

In and Out of Our Right Minds: The Mental Health of African American Women

Edited by Diane R. Brown and Verna M. Keith, Columbia University Press, September 2003 $24.50, ISBN 0-231-11379-X

Brown and Keith explore why--despite disproportionate risks of lower incomes, unmarried motherhood, racism and poor physical health--the rate of mental illness among black women remains low. The book is considered "the first comprehensive examination of the contradictions between the strengths and vulnerabilities of this population," according to the publisher.

Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Woman's Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic, and Fear

by Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett Fireside, September 2003 $12.00, ISBN 0-743-22538-4

This psychologist explains the mechanisms behind anxiety and the many tools for treating it. She cites factors such as prejudice and discrimination that keep African Americans constantly on guard, the "Strong Black Woman" syndrome (denying that we may need help), trauma and loss and social fears of not measuring up.

That Black Men Might Live: My Fight Against Prostate Cancer

by Reverend Charles R. Williams and Vernon A. Williams Hilton Publishing, November 2003 $25.95, ISBN 0-9716067-3-0

The Reverend Charles R. Williams shares his battle with prostate cancer and speaks to black men on the importance of taking care of their health.

Work It Out: The Black Woman's Guide to Getting the Body You Always Wanted

by MaDonna Grimes with Jim Rosenthal Avery/A Member of Penguin Putnam, Inc., March 2004 $16.95, ISBN 1-583-33149-2

Grimes, a professional dancer and choreographer, offers a fitness program that integrates dance--hip-hop, Latin, African and weight training.

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Date:Mar 1, 2004
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