Inequality and injustice are trauma. Racism is trauma.

After the last post on race, I was told by a reader to “stick to the subject” (of the blog) instead of dealing with racial issues. The ensuing comment thread was rather interesting and sometimes rather dismaying. Racial issues and societal problems (as well as more immediate familial problems) are at the foundations of our mental health and we’re all connected…if you’ve not heard that as the crux of the message on Beyond Meds I’ve certainly not done my job. Inequality and injustice of all kinds are toxic to mental wellbeing. Racism as a system is a source of trauma to everyone involved in the system. Inequality and injustice are trauma. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Connecting to madness

The notion of very poor prognosis among those with psychosis is a myth, this psychiatrist tells us. He still comes from an overly scientific (reductionistic) perspective at moments but overall he's a pretty darn good guy who seems to get it. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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