Tag: mental health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We dedicate this issue to epistemic justice, something sorely missing in the treatment of neurodivergent and disabled people’s mental health. Negative stereotypes stifle voices and useful tools. Lack of epistemic justice proliferates harm.
A peer-run respite center is a non-clinical, completely voluntary service operated by people with their own stories of mental health recovery, trauma, hospitalization, incarceration, substance use, homelessness or some combination of these. “When you’re in a psych hospital, they take everything — down to your shoelaces — for your protection. Then they slap a diagnosis…