Frederick W. Hickling
Frederick W. Hickling

Author

Pioneer Cultural Therapy

Psychiatric Research & Clinical Service

Executive Director CARIMENSA

Emeritus Professor

Frederick W. Hickling

Author

Pioneer Cultural Therapy

Psychiatric Research & Clinical Service

Executive Director CARIMENSA

Emeritus Professor

Frederick Hickling: Owning Our Madness: Contributions of Caribbean psychiatry to decolonializing Global Mental Health (ASI 2016)

“For the past five centuries Europeans have been fighting over possession and control of the Caribbean. Indigenous Taino populations practiced a form of communal psychiatry prior to the arrival of Europeans. Mental illness in African people was unrecognised in the initial period of African slavery by the European colonizers. In the nineteenth century the paradigm of involuntary commitment and custodialization were the principal tenets of British colonial public policy for the management of the violent, disturbed mentally ill, that led to the establishment of the Lunatic Asylum.” Read More

 

Source: McGill Transcultural Psychiatry