Racist Psychiatric Diagnoses
In this episode we discuss the racist history of psychiatry and specific diagnoses used to silence and discredit African Americans fighting against racial injustices.
And we highlight the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective, a network of healers and medical practitioners working to intervene and transform generational trauma and violence in our communities and movements.
Visit the Kindred Collective website, http://kindredsouthernhjcollective.org/, to learn more about their important work, view their resources, and to donate.
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In Our Own Voice: African-American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systems by Vanessa Jackson
The protest psychosis: How Schizophrenia became a Black disease Review by Nadia Monique Richardson
The historical roots of racial disparities in the mental health system by Tahmi Perzichilli
How the Black man became schizophrenic by Karen Franklin, Ph.D.
Anti-Black Racism and Schizophrenia: Past and Present by Manasi Iyer