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The Politics of Mental Health: Pathologizing the Impacts of Injustice

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This chapter looks at how oppression is linked to mental and spiritual health and well-being, and critiques Canada’s mental health system.

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Elizabeth A. McGibbon

Elizabeth McGibbon is a professor in the Faculty of Science at St. Francis Xavier University. Her publications describe how public policy created oppression deepens disadvantage and heightens privilege to create and sustain intergenerational health damage. An invited author in eight multiple edition books about critical applications in health, she authored (with Josephine Etowa) the first Canadian book to tackle health care racism: Anti-Racist Health Care Practice.