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.

   Recent publications

Suicide claims
700 000 lives
globally

each year

Recent posts

Prévenir le suicide pendant la pandémie de la covid-19

De nombreux experts craignent une hausse des taux de suicide pendant ou suite à la pandémie de la COVID-19. Plusieurs facteurs justifient cette préoccupation, tels que l’augmentation du taux de suicide lors de l’épidémie de SRAS en 2003, notamment chez les personnes âgées de 65 ans et plus, une détérioration de la santé mentale et des facteurs de risque associés au suicide comme l’isolement, la perte et le deuil, la consommation d’alcool, la violence conjugale et l’insécurité économique. À lire sur le Réseau Qualaxia

A friend can help

A new study of adolescents (14 years old) participating in the Korean Child and Youth Panel Survey shows that friend’s support can help victims from feeling depressed.

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. test

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