Pride Edition 5: Dr. Alex Abramovich: Stigma, LGBTQ2S Youth Homelessness, and Staying Grounded

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Jul 01 2020 41 mins  

Dr. Alex Abramovich is an Independent Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH. He is an internationally recognized leader in the area of LGBTQ2S youth homelessness. Learn more about Alex's work here and read some of his work here.

We talk about the role of stigma in contributing to homelessness and mental health challenges among LGBTQ2S youth. Alex discusses the need for LGBTQ2S youth specialized services, such as the one he works with at Sprott House, Canada's first transitional housing program for LGBTQ2S youth. We talk about LGBTQ2S youth trying to live their authentic self and experiencing a lack of acceptance in families and shelter systems. Alex shares advice on how to ground yourself when feeling overwhelmed.

Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Original music and podcast produced by Cozmic Cat. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovationand Canada Research Chairs program.