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Gustavo Turecki receives the Léo-Pariseau prize from ACFAS

Les lauréats des prix de l'ACFAS 2016

Congratulations to the director of our network, Dr. Gustavo Turecki, who won the  Acfas LÉO-PARISEAU prize for biological and health sciences.  This prize is awarded yearly to a researcher to highlight the excellence and impact of his work and actions in the area of biological or health sciences.  

The Association francophone pour le savoir - Acfas is a not-for-profit organisation that contributes to the advancement of science in Quebec and in the French-speaking Canada.

The Réseau québécois sur le suicide, les troubles de l’humeur et les troubles associés (RQSHA) featured on Canal Savoir

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.  

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


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