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Decolonization for Mental Health! A Love Letter From Three Palestinian Mental Health Workers

Updated: Sep 28

Decolonization is pro-mental health. All forms of colonization, from their impact on civil rights to human dignity to various forms of oppression and violence do harm to individual and collective mental health and wellbeing. This morning, I came across this article in a psychology listserv and wanted to share it with you. Here's an excerpt that frames the article well: "...mental health treatment for Palestinians locked within colonial conditions does not come in a pill, or through an elaborate psychiatric regime. Rather, the required remedy is love and anti-racist resistance to colonisation." Perhaps today I will start signing off as such.

With Love and Resistance,

Mika


Link to Article: Love letters to Palestine: In search of decolonial Justice by Attallah, Andoni, and Masud (2021).





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