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'Real' Mental Health Advocacy Needs to Grapple With Political and Racial Trauma

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The vigor of World Mental Health Day often comes and goes so fleetingly, and far too predictably. Across social media, scores of people post crisis line numbers and encourage networks to reach out if necessary.

And yet, the next day, most default right back to complicitly upholding cultural, institutional, and political conditions that criminalize, disenfranchise, and immobilize certain groups.

To combat this widespread tendency, the discourse around mental health advocacy must become increasingly centered in a clear starting point.

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