Introducing Alafia Project: A Black Muslim Mental Health Project 

Black mental health through history  The book ‘The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease’ published in 2010 is written by psychiatrist Jonathan Metzl and explores from the onset of the civil rights era the conflation of black men and severe psychiatric illness- namely schizophrenia.  To frame psychiatric nomenclature, diagnosis and treatment as an … Continue reading Introducing Alafia Project: A Black Muslim Mental Health Project 

Rashid Rose: The over-representation of Blacks in the Mental Health System

The majority of Caucasians believed Africans to be inferior (Billinsley 1968) with the Encyclopaedia Britannia (1884) defined the word Negro as referring to Africans who “occupied the lowest position of the evolutionary scale". Accordingly, it was legally and socially permissible for slave owners to subject slaves to any type of physical force (Myrdal 1962). After … Continue reading Rashid Rose: The over-representation of Blacks in the Mental Health System