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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: 

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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.

RQSHA Research Day 2015

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the research day!

View the Program

View the complete list of posters presented at the RQSHA 2015 Research Day 

We had excellent poster presentations from our students and are pleased to see that the next generation of research in mood disorders is in so promising.

High-risk decision-making prevalent among many parents of individuals who committed suicide

Fabrice Jollant

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.

Read the full press release on Choosing to end it all - Difficulty making good choices is one of the factors that make certain people vulnerable to suicide

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