This handbook presents a thorough examination of the intricate interplay of race, ethnicity, and culture in mental health – historical origins, subsequent transformations, and the discourses generated from past and present mental health and wellness practices.

The text demonstrates how socio-cultural identities including race, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and age intersect with clinical work in a range of settings. Case vignettes and recommendations for best practice help ground each in a clinical focus, guiding practitioners and educators to actively increase their understanding of non-Western and indigenous healing techniques, as well as their awareness of contemporary mental health theories as a product of Western culture with a particular historical and cultural perspective. The international contributors also discuss ways in which global mental health practices transcend racial, cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and political boundaries.

The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Culture and Mental Health is an essential resource for students, researchers, and professionals alike as it addresses the complexity of mental health issues from a critical, global perspective.

chapter |6 pages


part A|59 pages

Coloniality, globalization, and mental health

part B|72 pages

Race and culture in mental health practices

part D|73 pages

Religion and healing in mental health

part E|52 pages

Special populations and culture in mental health

part F|143 pages

Culture and mental health in a global context

chapter 37|13 pages

Culture and mental health in Peru

part G|58 pages

Indigenous and traditional healing in mental health