Monday, July 16, 2018

Global critical psychiatry

The Mad in Asia website has recently been launched. It’s part of a global network (see links). I’ve posted before on global mental health: eg. Mental health as a global health priority, Global human rights violation in mental healthHuman rights and mental health worldwideThink about investing in intercultural mental health and How to get money for global mental health research.

I have always encouraged critical psychiatry to be a broad church (eg. see previous post). However, I do worry that this may dilute the essential message of critical psychiatry that mental illness should not be reduced to brain disease. Critical psychiatry needs to be a genuine global movement. And, it needs to be concerned about its systemic whiteness.

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