The Color of My Mind: Mental Health Narratives from People of Color
Details: This book is a critical MUST HAVE resource Jesse Pacheco, Marriage & Family Therapist, Los Angeles
Latina feminist mental health activist Dior Vargas wondered:
How do people of color experience mental illness?
This important bilingual mental health photo book focuses solely on the experiences of people of color.
To find answers she interviewed people of color across the country. She asked about access to mental health services, getting culturally competent care, people living with a mental health diagnosis.
For too long, discussion, depiction, and treatment of mental illness have left out people of color and their experiences, and this book is a crucial corrective to that wrong. – Tochi Onyebuchi, Author
People responded with compelling stories full of truth and insight. They report on what helps them survive, how to navigate family and cultural beliefs about mental illness, and share their triumphs.
In the book Kachi states “More representation of people who look like me who also deal with mental illness is important.” “Tener más representación de personas que se parecen a mí y que también lidian con enfermedades mentales es crucial.”
Written in English and Spanish, The Color of My Mind shares stories of living with mental illness while living in a variety of cultural and linguistic communities.
They are a diverse group: queer and straight, Latinx, indigenous, Black, Asian-American and mixed race, and speak multiple languages. They work in a wide range of fields from artist to business professionals.
Color of My Mind helps us see the vulnerability and strength of people of color living with mental health issues. – Elisa Camahort Page, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author