Vibe check. Or should we say mind check? Although May 11 was declared the end of the COVID-19 health emergency, we can’t move on like the pandemic didn’t happen. Lockdown overturned the societal rock to expose many issues, including mental health. And isolation wasn’t the only thing that went at the psyche nationwide. What happens in our surroundings—housing, neighborhoods and cities, the R word—is just as important to track as what goes on in the mind. Which is why we’re recommending this handful of titles from our catalog for Mental Health Awareness Month.
A psychiatrist's analysis of the rhetoric of the right: how transference, displacement, and defense mechanisms manifest themselves in Limbaugh and Beck's latest attacks.
Video of Jonathan Metzl, author of The Protest Psychosis, talking about the history of schizophrenia and how its diagnosis became increasingly tied to race.
In an excerpt from The Protest Psychosis, Jonathan Metzl discusses the process of finding "disembodied voices that told silent stories of what it meant to be incarcerated, or neglected, or entrenched, or immured."