Psychiatry Confronts Its Racist Past, and Tries to Make Amends
Source: The New York Times
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Behavioral Health Leaders, People who have experienced Trauma, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Juvenile Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience
A deeper look into scientific racism that is acknowledged by the American Psychiatric Association’s 2021 apology for upholding structural racism. Spotlighting the work and experiences of Black psychiatrists who have been vocal about this racist and violent history and the “existential crisis” being faced in psychiatry. The path forward and insight on how structural racism in psychiatry impacts patients directly.