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RHO’s Café Scientifique 2011: Bringing health research out of the closet

May 19, 2011

Join OMHAKEN partner, Rainbow Health Ontario, for their Café Scientifique 2011, Rewriting a History of Pathologization: LGBT People and Mental Health Research.

Mental health is an issue that is not frequently discussed within lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. Because LGBT communities have suffered from a history of being labeled pathological or sick by medical research, there is often resistance to being seen as mentally ill. Researchers, policy makers and health providers working in this area must tread carefully to ensure that they are not further pathologizing LGBT communities. This session will be an opportunity to bring together community members with those who are working in mental health, to discuss how they can work together to improve access to services, and ultimately mental health outcomes for LGBT people.

Panelists will include Dr. Lori Ross, Senior Scientist, Social and Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Becky McFarlane, Executive Director, Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses; and, Hershel Russell, psychotherapist.

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON

For more information about this session please visit the “What’s New” section of the Rainbow Health Ontario website at

To register for this event, please visit

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