David Walker, PhD – Short Bio

Speaking in the Borrowed Language: David Walker, PhD, is a Missouri Cherokee psychologist, writer, and musician. He consults with the Yakama Indian Nation, and writes about Western mental health system complicity in the oppression of indigenous people. His website is www.tessasdance.com.


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.