Issues of Race and Ethnicity in the Mental Health System and the Psychiatric Survivors Movement: A Collective Assessment
Source: Diversity Project National Empowerment Center
Resource Type: Print Media (Brochure, Flyer, Poster)
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Peers, People experiencing First Episode Psychosis (FEP), People in Recovery from Substance Use, People who have experienced Trauma, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Experience of Racism, Discrimination, and Oppression, Peer Support, Trauma-informed
Issues of Race and Ethnicity is qualitative research study focused on how BIPOC mental health consumers navigate and experience the mental health system and how the psychiatric survivors movement (also known as the mad, ex-patient, and consumer movement) engages and includes BIPOC mental health consumers. This report was developed in 1999 and is part of the Diversity Project from the National Empowerment Center. Mental health consumers who identify as African American, Chicano, Chinese, Filipino American, Latino, Native American, and Hawaiian share insights about discrimination they have faced through the mental health system, society’s prejudicial stereotypes that are reinforced, and challenges of institutional racism and oppression.