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Do You Know What “Colonial Depression” Is?

Do You Know What “Colonial Depression” Is?

Have you heard of “colonial depression”? Colonial depression is the aptly named phrase, coined by Alicia Elliott, to describe the mental health harm that arises from colonialism and its corresponding infrastructures that center white supremacy and place a lower value on the lives of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. In this Twitter thread, Indigenous author Alicia Elliott breaks down what colonial depression is, and why it’s important for everyone to know about it.

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