Mental Health is Political.

Lindsay-Rose Dunstan, MD, MPH

Board-Certified Psychiatrist / Abolitionist /  Writer / Cat Fancier

Lindsay-Rose Dunstan, MD (she/they) is a queer/neurodivergent psychiatrist, prison/police abolitionist, and freelance writer whose work has been published in leftist and mental health journals, poetry anthologies, and Slate Magazine. She has also performed in NPR’s The Moth StorySlam and other spoken-word events. Dr. Dunstan graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in French literature, a master’s degree in health behavior and health education, and a medical degree in 2005. Subsequently, she completed her psychiatric residency training at Columbia University, followed by fellowships in psychosocial rehabilitation and public psychiatry. Her practice is catered to folx with neurodivergent conditions, marginalized identities, and Medicaid insurance plans. 

Because of the impact of late-stage capitalism on the mental health field, various cutting-edge psychotherapies (including internal family systems and somatic experiencing therapy) remain largely inaccessible to those with limited financial resources. In conjunction with Intersectional Press, Dr. Dunstan hopes to offer tailored psychoeducational resources that can serve as frameworks for “DIY mental health care.” Content has been and will continue to be informed by professional expertise, lived experience, and an earnest commitment to bearing witness and disseminating strategies for hope and healing.

You can click here to pre-order Dr. Dunstan’s debut poetry chapbook (to be released by Finishing Line Press in September 2024), “Can You Still Feel the Butterflies?”