Decolonizing Mental Health
By Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster
Like other healthcare industrial complexes, the mental health field operates around a centre defined by a whiteness of theory and practice. It’s a colonization that has rarely ever been questioned.
DECOLONIZING MENTAL HEALTH dismantles the racism that underscores the mental healthcare industry. By focusing its gaze on the transformative work of therapists and individuals of color, it calls for a redressal of the ways in which we define psychiatric illness and health while discussing what a more responsive mental health care system should look like.
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