November 17, 2019

Global Mental Health: An Old System Wearing New Clothes Series – Mad in America Podcast with China Mills

In this podcast first published in Mad in AmericaDr. China Mills talks about the Global Mental Health Ministerial Summit 2018, the development and trajectory of her relationship with the Movement for Global Mental Health and the concern she has regarding the import of foreign medical systems to the Global South to address distress as well as the framing of disabilities as a burden. 

Listen here as she talks about the importance of DPOs and groups like TCI Asia Pacific in looking for ways to address distress from within the existing systems rather than import foreign systems of care. China also aptly addresses how TCI Asia Pacific and the Bapu Trust practice a different kind of advocacy where the advocacy is aimed at doing something different from preconceived notions of mental health care and not resisting these notions. 

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