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Racist Psychiatric Diagnoses

Distrust & Disparities: Dismantling Black Health Disparities

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…
May 27, 2022

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. 

 

If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual please email us at [email protected]

 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrustPod.

 

Resources:

In Our Own Voice: African-American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systems by Vanessa Jackson

https://power2u.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/InOurOwnVoiceVanessaJackson.pdf

 

The protest psychosis: How Schizophrenia became a Black disease Review by Nadia Monique Richardson

https://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3021/3063

 

The historical roots of racial disparities in the mental health system by Tahmi Perzichilli 

https://ct.counseling.org/2020/05/the-historical-roots-of-racial-disparities-in-the-mental-health-system/ 

 

How the Black man became schizophrenic by Karen Franklin, Ph.D.

https://forensicpsychologist.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-black-man-became-schizophrenic.html

 

Anti-Black Racism and Schizophrenia: Past and Present by Manasi Iyer

http://www.neuwritewest.org/antiblack-racism-neuro/anti-black-racism-and-schizophrenia-past-and-present

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A Diverse Skill Set Peter McCanna is chief executive officer (CEO) at Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not- for-profit health system in Texas. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,200 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, as well as an array of virtual and in-home services.