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Les racines du racisme en psychiatrie - ★ Zinzin Zine : le psychologique est politique ★ [TW : idéologies racistes] Par Suman Fernando.

Les racines du racisme en psychiatrie - ★ Zinzin Zine : le psychologique est politique ★

Extraits d'un article d'OpenMind n°59 d'Oct. /Nov. 1992. « La pratique psychiatrique est souvent vécue comme raciste par les personnes noires. Suman Fernando (…) décrit le contexte historique de la psychiatrie, pour en conclure que la psychiatrie est aussi raciste que n'importe quel système social au sein de la culture européenne et qu'elle a développé ces propres traditions racistes. « Les minorités noires/ethniques se voient plus souvent : diagnostiquées comme schizophrènesmises en détention obligatoire en vertu de la loi sur la santé mentale transférées dans des unités fermés. admises en tant que « patientEs délinquantEs »détenues par la police en vertu de l'article 136 de la loi de santé mentale administrées des électrochocsnon soumises à de la psychothérapieadministrées de fort dosage médicamenteuxenvoyées à un psychiatre par le tribunal » Une science exacte ou de l'idéologie occidentale ?

Colonisation, esclavage et évolution Stereotypes. Why the Term 'Psychopath' is Racist and Ableist - By Lydia Brown I have become used to being told that I do not have feelings, that I am innately incapable of relating to other people as human beings or having any empathy at all, that this is a core component of what it means to be autistic.

Why the Term 'Psychopath' is Racist and Ableist -

I have become used to hearing this said constantly by so-called professionals, dramatically by television personalities, clinically by journalists and academics, and casually by friends, acquaintances, family. The Ableist, Racist, Classist Underpinnings Of 'Laziness' Hello, I’m a lazy Millennial.

The Ableist, Racist, Classist Underpinnings Of 'Laziness'

In other words, I’m from a generation that has worked more hours for less money than any generation before me, but occasionally I eat a granola bar for breakfast instead of pouring myself a bowl of cereal. According to some, including many writers of online thinkpieces, that’s enough to make me “lazy.” But the problem isn’t me, or young people in general, or any group that’s historically been decried for its idleness. Tracy Morgan Busts the Black Suicide Myth. Ain't I An Activist?: On Stevie Wonder and the Violence of Inaccessibility. "“Why isn't this being called activism?”

Ain't I An Activist?: On Stevie Wonder and the Violence of Inaccessibility

Late last week, Leroy Moore, founder of Krip Hop and co-founder of Sins Invalid, black disabled poet and activist, who is also a connoisseur of all things black and disabled in music, tagged me in a Facebook post about Stevie Wonder's words at the Grammys to ask me that exact question. This sparked my curiosity about how it was being talked about. I soon found Huffington Post's headline: “Stevie Wonder Had the Most Touching Moment at the 2016 Grammy's.” Angela Weddle discusses the issues of being black and autistic in 2016. I got it.

Angela Weddle discusses the issues of being black and autistic in 2016

You had to be tough to be black. The Quiet Epidemic of Mental Disorders in Refugees. Sixty miles west of the Somali border, in Dadaab, Kenya, is the largest refugee settlement in the world.

The Quiet Epidemic of Mental Disorders in Refugees

First built a quarter century ago, more than 300,000 Somali refugees now live in a dusty, sprawling community of makeshift houses and tents originally intended for 90,000. Children have been born in the Dadaab refugee camps—and the children of those children, too. Waves of Somali people first fled to Dadaab because of a civil war that is still ongoing. In the past decade, more came still because of famine and drought that killed hundreds of thousands of people. Changes In DSM-5: Racism Can Cause PTSD Similar To That Of Soldiers After War. Dr.

Changes In DSM-5: Racism Can Cause PTSD Similar To That Of Soldiers After War

Monnica T. Williams suggests that proposed changes in the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) could increase the potential for better recognition of race-based trauma in racial and ethnic minorities. In a recent article in Psychology Today, Williams, who is a clinical psychologist and the associate director of the University of Louisville's Center for Mental Health Disparities, said that before the release of the DSM-5 Thursday, racism was recognized as a trauma that could potentially cause PTSD, but only in relation to a specific event.

Why Racial Justice Needs to Include Mental Health. There’s a race problem in our mental health services. By Maya Goodfellow On 7th November 2014, Faiza Ahmed told staff at the job centre that she was three days late to sign on because she had been trying to commit suicide.

There’s a race problem in our mental health services

Then she went home and rang the ambulance service. Police and an ambulance crew paid her a home visit and decided she wasn’t an immediate risk to herself – she was left alone and took her own life 40 minutes later. The day before her death, Faiza reported an alleged sexual assault to the police. Officers who attended her case were required to send in a specialist within an hour of the sexual assault being reported, they decided against this because they said Faiza was no longer co-operating. Faiza had a history of depression. 5 Barriers Making It Harder to Get Mental Health Care If You're Not White. Frantz Fanon contre l'aliénation psychiatrique. Des malades enfermés aux Noirs colonisés, Fanon y voyait la même aliénation.

Frantz Fanon contre l'aliénation psychiatrique

Voulait-il y répondre avec les mêmes moyens ? Violence ou socialthérapie ? Relisez les écrits révolutionnaires de Fanon à la lumière de ses écrits inédits sur la psychiatrie, grâce à Jean Khalfa. - Frantz Fanon, « Considérations ethnopsychiatriques » (1955), p. 342-344, in Ecrits sur l’aliénation et la liberté, (La Découverte, 2015). The language of distress: Black women’s mental health and invisibility. By Guilaine Kinouani I felt privileged to read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie powerful words on depression.

The language of distress: Black women’s mental health and invisibility

The piece, reportedly published in error, has now been removed. The courage and honesty it took for her to come forward and describe her experience with such intimate detail was truly moving. To a large degree, I was not surprised by her account. The Bastardization of Mental Illness. By Maira Butt The killer in the recent Charleston shootings is already having his horrific racist actions deconstructed under the guise of mental health problems. Already, his case is being treated as nuanced and complex, his history, upbringing, personality and background are being dealt with gently, with a judge even sympathising with his family for what he has done. And as always, we think, why does this same level of sympathy and empathy not translate to any for brown and black people?

For any non-white, person of colour? At the same time we are flaccidly unsurprised. African and Caribbean men and mental health. Racism and mental health : the African American experience. PTSD & African American Women. Racializing Mental Illness: Understanding African-Caribbean Schizophrenia in the UK. By Clare Xanthos, M.Sc., Ph.D., Senior Researcher National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia Abstract All multiracial societies have to grapple with the benefits versus the costs of the integration of minorities into majority communities. African and Caribbean Mental Health Commission. Black and Minority Ethnic Communities.

Different ethnic groups have different rates and experiences of mental health problems, reflecting their different cultural and socio-economic contexts and access to culturally appropriate treatments. In general, people from black and minority ethnic groups living in the UK are: more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problemsmore likely to be diagnosed and admitted to hospital more likely to experience a poor outcome from treatment more likely to disengage from mainstream mental health services, leading to social exclusion and a deterioration in their mental health.

These differences may be explained by a number of factors, including poverty and racism. They may also be because mainstream mental health services often fail to understand or provide services that are acceptable and accessible to non-white British communities and meet their particular cultural and other needs. I got so much trouble on my mind… La souffrance mentale peut être une présence absolue. Quand la névrose est si bien imprimée qu’on en arrive parfois même à s’inquiéter de son absence.

Parce que le calme précède la tempête. Cette souffrance existe en relation avec tout ce que nous sommes et les oppressions auxquelles nous devons faire face. Sins Invalid : Des corps révolutionnaires. Depuis 2006 l’art et l’activisme de l’organisation handie SINS INVALID esquissent des voies d’une beauté révolutionnaire. Ce groupe né de la rencontre de Leroy Moore et de Patty Berne est l’avant-garde de la « disability justice » – que nous avons choisi de traduire par « justice handie ».

Cette approche militante et émancipatrice portée par des handiEs non-blancHEs et queers s’attaque non seulement au validisme mais aussi à tous les systèmes d’oppression qui lui sont imbriqués : racisme, capitalisme, sexisme… C’est la merveilleuse Patty Berne, en présence des non moins fantastiques Leroy Moore et Kiyaan Abadani, qui nous en dit plus sur SINS INVALID, son parcours et la lutte contre le validisme. African American Communities and Mental Health. What We Can Do for Black Girls with Autism.

By Anna Gibson When “B,” a Black girl from Detroit, MI was diagnosed with autism, she was very young. Children of Color and Autism: Too Little, Too Late  Autism is rarely outside the media spotlight as our nation watches as experts try to find a cure and causes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 68 American children lives with autism daily, and for many of those children, daily life is a constant struggle.