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Recent editorial in CMAJ calling for a national suicide prevention strategy by RQSHA

A recent editorial calling for a national suicide prevention strategy, recommended to “plan the broader infrastructure that is required to address properly what has become a national public health crisis.” The Quebec Network on Suicide, Mood Disorders and Related Disorders has proposed several actions based on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) engagement with surveillance infrastructures and mental health literacy.

Read this article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal: 

Identifying Gaps in Suicide Research - a publication by the RQSHA neuroethics working group

We invite you to read a review written by the RQSHA neuroethics working group, which includes Victoria Saigle, Monique Séguin and Eric Racine, on the identification of gaps in suicide research.

First France-Quebec « Mental Health and Pain » days will take place May 26 & 27 2017.

(This program is only available in French)

Le programme est construit pour offrir aux différents spécialistes qui œuvrent en santé mentale un congrès qui leur permettra de prendre conscience de l’ampleur des problèmes de la douleur en santé mentale, mais aussi leur offrir des solutions pour la mesure et le traitement de ces douleurs.

Canada's Health Minister publishes the 2016 Progress report on the federal framework for suicide prevention

Best Brains Exchange report on Masculinity and Male Suicide Prevention

Read Best Brains Exchange report on Masculinity and Male Suicide Prevention, produced following a meeting organized by The Canadian Institutes of Health Research in collaboration with The Public Health Agency of Canada, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Movember Foundation, and the Men’s Depression and Suicide Network, and in which the RQSHA participated.

Gustavo Turecki awarded a Canada Research Chair

Congratulations to Gustavo Turecki, recently named Canada Research Chair in Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide (Tier 1). CRCs are granted to outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. The CRC program was created to enable Canadian universities to attract and retain established and emerging world-class researchers. 

View the full list of new and renewed CRC on the Canada Research Chairs website.

RQSHA Day 2016

On behalf of our directors and myself,
I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2016 Annual RQSHA Day.
You will find linked the photos taken during the day, as well as the abstracts from the oral and poster presentations.
I hope you all found the day useful and interesting; we were pleased with the event and hope to be able to count on you again next year.
Kind regards,


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