Building
Resilience
Through
Research

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
globally

each year

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Brightening the lives and boosting the health of kids during COVID

[ENGLISH] Learn how researchers Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy at McGill University and Dr. David Nicholas at the University of Calgary are helping address the mental well-being of children, youth, and their families in Canada (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
[FRANÇAIS] La Dre Marie-Claude Geoffroy, de l’Université McGill, et le Dr David Nicholas, de l’Université de Calgary, se penchent sur le bien-être mental des enfants, des adolescents et des familles au Canada (Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada)

Développer son réseau de soutien pour une bonne santé mentale

La plupart des études portant sur la santé mentale, incluant celles de notre équipe de recherche, s’intéressent aux facteurs de risque, notamment ceux qui augmentent le risque de souffrir de dépression ou de penser au suicide. De façon surprenante, moins d’attention a été accordée aux facteurs pouvant favoriser une bonne santé mentale ou autrement dit les facteurs de protection, par exemple, le soutien social. Nous avons tenté de mieux comprendre le rôle du soutien social en analysant des données de l’Étude longitudinale du développement des enfants du Québec (ELDEQ), une cohorte de plus de 2000 enfants suivis depuis leur naissance en 1998/1999.

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.

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Quick facts about us

established in 2018


70+
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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