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Rapport du Collège des médecins sur les soins de patients suite à une tentative de suicide

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.

See an interview with Michèle Brochu about suicide

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. 

Banc Public website

Gustavo Turecki wins the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Joel Elkes Research Award

Gustavo Turecki

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 prevention week interviews

Michèle Brochu - Photo Université de Montréal

During suicide prevention week, Michèle Brochu, member of the RQSHA, was interviewed by many media outlets.  You can find some of them here: 

- Université de Montréal -

Teen suicide: ADHD medication as prevention

Alain Lesage

Black-box warnings about the dangers of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications are confusing and could have serious consequences for the risk of youth suicide, according to researchers at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal (CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal) and the University of Montreal, whose correspondence has just been published in the most recent issue of the

Statistics Canada report on suicidal thoughts among Aboriginal peoples in Canada

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.

26th Annual Suicide Prevention Week - Jan 31 - Feb 6 2016

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.

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