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Published on 2012-05-06 and tagged for Ontario

PATHWAYS RESEARCH PROJECT - LGBQ women and/or trans people of colour and/or are experiencing poverty

Are you dealing with stress? Do you struggle with your emotional health? We need YOU to fill out this survey!

The “Pathways Study” is a community-based research project led by researchers at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Rainbow Health Ontario, University of Toronto, Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, and York University. We’re trying to understand women and/or trans people’s experiences with depression as well as their use of mental health services. 

We are recruiting 900 participants of all sexual orientations, abilities and ethno-racial backgrounds to share their experiences by filling out a confidential and anonymous online survey that takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete. About 40 of the 900 online participants will also be asked to do a one hour semi-structured interview with a member of the Pathways Research Team to discuss their experiences.Right now, we particularly need to hear from LGBQ women and/or trans people who identify as people of colour and/or are experiencing poverty, in order to understand how multiple stressors associated with race, class, gender, sexual orientation and/or gender identity can affect peoples’ experiences with mental health services. You will be compensated for your participation with a $10.00 President’s Choice gift certificate, or a donation to charity.

A primary goal of this project is to find out what happens when people seek help or treatment for their emotional or mental health. Our goal is to help make changes to mental health services.

To participate, go to www.900pathways.ca

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