“In my talk I will explore the modern day underpinnings of how the mental health system has developed and how it has replaced traditional systems of working with emotional distress that include herbalism. Often the mental health system falls short in addressing the roots of illness such as social inequality and racism as well as trauma that impacts both physical and mental health.
Though aspects of the system can be very helpful to some, the modern mental health system is often steeped in oppressive patterns that deny the validity of traditional and indigenous methods of healing from distress and mental illness. In this talk I will explore the modern epidemic of mental illness and how herbalists can play a profound role in assisting people who are in emotional distress as well as reestablishing important traditional methods of helping people to heal.”
Schools for Herbalists in Portland