Title: Transitioning to adulthood: Risk and protective factors for mental health problems between adolescence and adulthood in a representative population sample
Question: What are the risk and protective factors that can modify the course of mental health problems in a critical period of life such as transitioning to adulthood?
Strategy: Use data from the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development (QLSCD; n=2120). Main outcomes will be trajectories of mental health problems modeled from assessments in adolescence and early adulthood and linked emergency visits and hospitalization related to mental health including suicidal ideation and suicide attempt.
Impact: Improve the prevention of the heavy social, personal and economic burden of mental health problems in youth transitioning to adulthood
Canadian Institutes of Health Research