Who: Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch hosting Jacques Legault
What: Celebration of Mental Health Week 2015, Presentation on Men’s Mental Health
Where: R.A. Centre, Clark Hall, 2451 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7
When: Friday May 8, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch is hosting a light breakfast and presentation on Friday, May 8 to commemorate Mental Health Week 2015.
Jacques Legault, C. Psych., will speak on “I don’t want to talk about it”- Men’s Mental Health.
Mr. Legault is a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario and Québec, clinical supervisor and trainer working in the Ottawa-Gatineau area specializing in men’s mental health and trauma. His multimedia presentation will include a developmental overview of how boys are socialized to become men within the rigid constraints of masculinity, intertwined with case examples, concrete interventions and future directions for policy and programs.
Mr. Legault has been working for over 30 years in the field of male psychology where he began his career as an educator and wilderness guide with troubled boys. As a clinical psychologist, specializing in working with male victims of sexual abuse and historic trauma, he has developed innovative community programs for men and their families, and has sensitized many health and mental health professionals to men’s mental health issues through his many training workshops and clinical supervision groups.
“Masculinity prizes the external rather than the internal world, and predisposes men to control their emotional states by controlling the external environment. As an ideology it can set man against man as well as man against woman, and ultimately, man against nature, the source of all life.” “Like all ideologies”, says Mr. Legault, “masculinity is open to scrutiny, debate, movement and change through honest and engaged dialogue, hence the moral and therapeutic imperative to talk about it”.
Please register with Donna-Lynn Perrin firstname.lastname@example.org
“I don’t want to talk about it”: Men’s Mental Health