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.
Learn more about the research on suicidal behaviour and drug dependency by researchers in our network on Canal Savoir. This video features interviews with Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad, and Adelina Artenie, who work on drug dependency and other mental health problems associated with suicide, and with Dr. Gustavo Turecki, who gives a larger perspective on the work of our network.
Le collège des médecins du Québec a émis un rapport traitant de l’attitude de certains médecins dans les urgences face aux soins apportés aux patients suivant une tentative de suicide. L’article soulève l’idée qu’un geste suicidaire puisse exprimer un refus de traitement; cependant selon la Charte des droits et libertés de la personne, le Code de déontologie des médecins et le Code civil, le consentement aux soins n’est pas nécessaire en cas d’urgence.
View an interview with Michèle Brochu, member of RQSHA, in the television show Banc Public on Télé-Québec, which will air Tuesday March 8th, 9PM, and replay Wednesday 8 PM, Friday noon, Sunday 4PM and Monday 2PM.
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.