Covid-19, whiteness and making black mental health matter

‘From Preproduction to Coproduction: COVID-19, whiteness, and making black mental health matter’ – by Colin King and others

Short article in Lancet Psychiatry:

“We remain in tribal zones and cultural camps that rarely share the power of racialised realities to address cultural myths promoted by Whiteness inside psychiatry, and hence help the profession to liberate itself from its colonial past. The crucial challenge is the achievement of political equity in the transition from the preproduction stage of disempowerment and slavery to the empowerment of Black communities in the coproduction stage involving meaningful collaboration with the medical profession. It is thus crucial to examine the specific effect of current medical training concerning Black people’s experiences of both mental health and COVID-19.”

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