Mental Health


Question #1. How does this institution/system (e.g., Mental Health System) contribute to/perpetuate racism and racist violence and other daily atrocities visited upon people of color?

Table Facilitator, Group 1 (page 1, 3)

  1. Last bastion of free awareness and treatment. . .

  2. Depressed children do not do well in schools. Lack of respect. ?

  3. . . . all tied to respect.

  4. Don’t see someone as human, no respect.

  5. To dehumanize, can’t see at same level.

  6. How institution affects young/? How it affects ? Physically, high blood pressure ?

  7. ?

  8. ?

  9. 2- 5 years . . .

  10. State in . . .

  11. Race and culture differences. .

  12. Public health. . .

Question #2. What should have been done before the massacre in Charleston – what are the signs that we missed/are missing as a community in this area (e.g., Mental Health System)? Why does it take a massacre for so many white allies to recognize everyday racism and stand up to speak against it?

Table Facilitator, Group 1 (page 5, 6, 7 )

  1. No one set definition of mental health. . .

Question #3. What specific actions can you take as an individual post – massacre – to eliminate racism in (e.g., the Mental Health System) in the Seattle area? In the US? Give Specific action recommendations.

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Summary of groups (page 7, 8, 9 )

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