The Colour of Madness

Mental Health and Race in Technicolour
Bluebird (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 12. Mai 2022
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-5290-8849-6 (ISBN)
'One of those texts you can't read without a pencil to mark beautiful/relatable/heartbreaking quotes.' - Serena Arthur, founder of the award-winning Onyx magazine

The Colour of Madness is a groundbreaking anthology of work that amplifies the voices of people of colour and their experiences with mental health.

Statistics show that people from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds in the UK have not only experienced inadequate mental health treatment in comparison to their white counterparts, but are also more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act. From micro-aggressions, inherent bias, religious/cultural influences and social stigma, people of colour are consistently fighting to be heard, believed, and offered help beyond the need for ticking off diversity boxes.

These are the voices of those who have been ignored. Revised for 2022, The Colour of Madness is a vital and timely tribute to all the lives that have been touched by medical inequalities and aims to disrupt the whitewashed narrative of mental health in the UK. A compelling collection of memoir, essays, poetry, short fiction and artwork, this book will bring solace to those who have shared similar experiences, and provide a powerful insight into the everyday impact of racism for those looking to further understand and combat this injustice.

The book was first published in 2018. Editors Dr Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott ended their relationship with their previous publisher in 2021 when the press was linked to a far-right group. The editors have since collaborated with a new publisher and present this revised edition complete with more contributions and powerful artwork.

'A seminal body of work that [centres] our voices authentically and unapologetically.' - Melissa Cummings-Quarry, co-founder of Black Girls Book Club
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Pan Macmillan
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Interest Age: From 18 years
  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 153 mm
978-1-5290-8849-6 (9781529088496)

Dr Samara Linton is an award-winning writer, content producer, and former junior doctor. Samara is the co-author of Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography and has written for several platforms, including gal-dem, Metro, Huffington Post, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She is a University of Cambridge and University College London graduate. She currently works in audio production at the BBC.

Rianna Walcott is an academic, activist, writer, and musician. She is a LAHP-funded PhD candidate at Kings College London researching Black women's identity in digital spaces, and a graduate twiceover from the University of Edinburgh. Co-founder of projectmyopia, which promotes inclusivity in academia and decolonising the curriculum, Rianna has written for publications including The Wellcome Collection, Metro, Vice, Dazed and Guardian.
The Colour of Madness is a seminal body of work that [centres] our voices authentically and unapologetically. -- Melissa Cummings-Quarry, co-founder of <i>Black Girls Book Club </i> Invaluable -- Sophie Duker, BBC The Colour of Madness is one of those texts you can't read without a pencil to mark beautiful/relatable/heartbreaking quotes. Heading home to find my pencil. -- Serena Arthur, founder of the award-winning <i>Onyx </i>magazine I teach a BA module on Literature and Psychology and have been looking for a book like this for years! -- Samantha Walton, Lecturer: Bath Spa University Deeply personal and sensitive...This book should be read by all trainees and seniors. Although it might make the reader feel uncomfortable, it will help them to build inclusive therapeutic relationships with patients from all ethnic backgrounds and improve the practical accessibility of mental healthcare. -- Anna Sri, head of <i>Geopsychiatry</i>

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