Based on the widely successful 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the 2020 Netflix series Ratched has recently brought the “horrors” of mid-twentieth century mental health institutionalization back into the public’s awareness. Shock therapy, lobotomies, and confinement are among the most commonly portrayed mental health treatments in popular media - and yet they are also the most misunderstood. Join Drs. Brianne M. Collins and Jennifer L. Bazar as they contrast these popular portrayals with the experiences at the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital - an institution which led the adoption of shock therapies and psychosurgery when they first arrived in Ontario.

When? Wednesday, October 21 from 7 to 8 p.m.

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The event will be hosted on Zoom. Join by computer or phone.



Pink text reading "Shocks & Surgery The Case of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital" set against black and white photo of beds.
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Toronto, ON M8V4B6