PsychEd Episode 30: Anti-Black Racism and Mental Health with Dr. Kwame McKenzie
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Behavioral Health Leaders, People experiencing Suicidal Urges, People in Recovery from Substance Use, People who have experienced Trauma, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Juvenile Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Behavioral Health Organizational Guidance Docs, Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Crisis Response System, Suicide Postvention, Suicide Prevention, Trauma-informed
PsychEd is a psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This episode covers anti-Black racism and mental health with Dr. Kwame McKenzie. Dr. McKenzie is an international expert on the social causes of illness, suicide, and the development of effective, equitable health systems. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a staff psychiatrist and Director of Health Equity at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. By the end of this episode, you should be able to:
1. Understand the history and legacy of racism and mental health in the Black community.
2. Understand the current state of racism towards b=Black people and the impacts on their mental health.
3. Explore how healthcare workers can be anti-racist in providing mental health care and how the system can change to improve the mental health of Black people.