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Anti-racism and Diversity

Updated: 7/14/2020 at 10:26am

Addressing racism demands that we call out violence and condemn police brutality. It also requires examining the cultural drivers that reinforce racism and white privilege in our own communities. It is critical that we identify concrete ways to combat health disparities and provide culturally appropriate mental health care to all communities. As mental health professionals in positions of influence, we have an obligation to raise awareness about systemic racism. We must stay silent. We must be allies with the Black community.

IPS Statement on Anti-racism


Curricula/Teaching Resources

Revising Teaching Cases in Medical Education to Address Structural Inequality
Innovation Report
Source: AAMC

ERASE: a New Framework for Faculty to Manage Patient Mistreatment of Trainees Mistreatment of Trainees
Source: Academic Psychiatry

Confronting Racial Violence: Resident, Unit, and Institutional Responses (invited commentary)
Source: AAMC

Media and Books

How to Become an Ally to the Black Community
This is a roadmap for spending 10, 25, or 45 minutes a day (your choice) doing things that will make you an ally.
Begin Your Journey

Addressing Structural Racism -- an American Psychiatric Association (APA) Town Hall Recording
View Recording
Source: APA

Black Lives Matter: Mental Health
View Video

How Medical Education is Missing the Bull's Eye
Read Perspective
Source: The New England Journal of Medicine

To be Young, a Doctor, and Black: Overcoming Racial Barriers in Medical Training
Read Perspective
Source: NPR

American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Racism and Health Information
Visit Page
Source: AAMC

Learn about Juneteenth
The oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States
Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture/Smithsonian

Poems and a Video Testimonial by an African American Psychiatrist
Video Testimonial that explains the following poems
Source: Psychiatric Times
Author: Frank Clark, MD
Poem: Chocolate Flavored PTSD
Source: Psychiatric Times
Author: Frank Clark, MD
Poem: Runner's Paradox
Source: Psychiatric Times
Author: Frank Clark, MD

MD Panelists' Discussion about mental health with advice on how to handle the global health pandemic, a possible second wave, and the emotional toll from civil unrest in our country.
Source: YouTube

Psychiatry Unbound Episode 7: Black Mental Health
Source: American Psychiatric Association

"Talking About Race" Web Portal
Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture/Smithsonian

Being Antiracist
Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture/Smithsonian

"Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death is... a Lot"
Source: Medium

Uprooting Whiteness [Supremacy & Domination] Resources
Source: Varies

Anti-racism Resources for White People
Source: Varies

Resources for Anti-racist Allyship
Source: Varies

Activism & Allyship Guide
Source: Black@ Airbnb Employee Resource Group

Performative Allyship is Deadly
Source: Medium

Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They're OK -- Chances Are, They're Not
Source: Refinery 29

Twitter feed: #BlackInTheIvory


From the APA

On demand, free CME:

Racism and Black Mental Health

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Responding to Racism from Patients, Families, and Guests Towards Residents and Practicing Psychiatrists
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Media and more

[News Release] APA Presidential Task Force to Address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry Begins Its Work
[Resource Webpage] APA Presidential Task Force to Address Structural Racism Throughout Psychiatry

Series Published in APA's Focus Journal on Culture, Trauma, and Psychiatry
Trauma Informed Care and Cultural Humility in the Mental Health Care of People From Minoritized Communities
Source: APA's Focus Journal
Diversity and Inclusion in Psychiatry: The Pursuit of Health Equity
Source: APA's Focus Journal
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Psychiatry
Source: APA's Focus Journal
Affirmative Care Across Cultures: Broadening Application
Source: APA's Focus Journal

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