Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth. The Youth Suicide Prevention research team want to understand what make young people at risk for suicide to help them achieving a life worth living. We analyze data from large samples of individuals followed from birth to adulthood and tests the effectiveness of preventive interventions.

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Suicide claims
700 000 lives

each year

Recent posts

Covid-19: Young adults have been resilient

A new study examined whether anxiety and depression symptoms in 1039 young adults changed from before (Spring 2018, age 20) to during (Summer 2020, age 22) the first wave of the pandemic.

Conférence RCCDR : Mettre l’accent sur la santé et le bien-être des enfants

Nous participerons à la conférence annuelle du Réseau canadien des Centres de données de recherche (RCCDR) “La recherche, la relance et au-delà” loprs d’une présentation intitulée “Mettre l’accent sur la santé et le bien-être des enfants” Date: mardi 26 octobre 2021, 13:00 – 14:15 Inscriptions :

Quick facts about us

established in 2018

scientific publications produced by our team

Research team

The research team is led by Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy. She holds a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Youth Suicide Prevention. She is a professor in School and Applied Child Psychology and an Associate Member in the Department of Psychiatry, at McGill University. She is also a registered psychologist offering training in suicide risk assessment and brief interventions.

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