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Psychiatrist to discuss LGBT suicide prevention April 25

Physician and clinical psychiatry practitioner Ron Holt will discuss how parents and friends can prevent suicide risk among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth on Monday, April 25.

2011-04-26
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [4-19-11]

Physician and clinical psychiatry practitioner Ron Holt will discuss how parents and friends can prevent suicide risk among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth on Monday, April 25, at Minnesota State Mankato.

Holt’s lecture, free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public, will be at 7 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium of Centennial Student Union. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Holt will talk about connections between biology and LGBT identities, will describe the spectrum of sexuality in the general population, and will explain differences and similarities between sexuality and sexual behavior based on genetics and current biological theories.

The event is sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center.

Holt is an attending psychiatrist who for the last 10 years has explained the science behind sexuality and LGBT issues, and has identified strategies to reduce suicide risk among LGBT youth.

Those who want more information about the event may contact Jessica Flatequal at (507) 389-5792 or Jessica.flatequal@mnsu.edu.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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