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New Book: Decolonizing Global Mental Health by China Mills
China Mills, a research assistant at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at ODID, has published a book entitled "Decolonizing Global Mental Health" with Routledge.
The book argues that it is imperative to explore what counts as evidence within Global Mental Health, and seeks to de-familiarize current ‘Western’ conceptions of psychology and psychiatry using postcolonial theory. Drawing on secondary and primary work, Mills questions the utility of a psychiatric concept that restricts itself to scientific models of distress without an appreciation of the sociopolitical factors that affect mental health.