Ep 45: Mental Health and People of Color – Disability Visibility Project

Posted February 23, 2019 by Alice Wong Podcast

Ep 45: Mental Health and People of Color

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Today’s episode is about mental health and people of color. My guest today is Dior Vargas, a Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist and the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project. Dior will talk about her photo project which started in 2014 and a new book of photo essays she edited titled, The Color Of My Mind: Mental Health Narratives from People of Color. This book features full page portraits of a wide range of people of color with different mental health disabilities including short quotes about their lives. We also talk about the invisibility of people of color in the media representation of mental illness and the need for greater cultural competence in mental health.

Book cover of The Color of My Mind: Mental Health Narratives from People of Color, Edited by Dior Vargas & Photography by Zackary McDowell. Photo with a red background featuring a woman of color with curly brown hair looking to the right of [...]

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