Our network brings together researchers from different backgrounds to investigate suicide, mood disorders and its interface with substance disorders using a large variety of complementary methods and conceptual approaches.
Gustavo Turecki was recently awarded the Joel Elkes Research Award by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). This award was presented to Dr. Turecki December 8th 2015 in Hollywood, Florida, and recognizes a young scientist for outstanding clinical contribution to neuropsychopharmacology. The contribution may be based on a single discovery or a cumulative body of work. Of particular interest are contributions that further our understanding of self-regulatory processes as they affect mental function and behavior in disease and well-being.
Suicide rates among Aboriginal peoples in Canada are several times higher than rates among the non-Aboriginal population. Based on data from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, Statistics Canada presents prevalence estimates of suicidal thoughts among First Nations living off reserve, Métis and Inuit aged 26 to 59.
For the 26th Annual Suicide Prevention Week, which will take place January 31 to February 6, the Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS) organises many events. In addition, the AQPS proposes a series of activities and communication tools. We invite you to use these excellent resources and to contribute to our continuing collaboration with the AQPS.
New research by Dr. Fabrice Jollant, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, recently published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, demonstrates how difficulty making effective decisions can predispose an individual to suicide, and by the same token, leads to potential solutions for prevention.