Bassam Khoury, ECP, and Marie-Claude Geoffroy, ECP, Featured in TheConversation.com
Bassam Khoury, Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Marie-Claude Geoffroy, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Canada Research Chair in Youth Suicide Prevention, McGill University, were recently featured in The Conversation, authoring the article Suicide prevention: Protective factors can build hope and mitigate risks.
The focus of the article is increasing the protective factors that make it less likely that individuals will consider, attempt or die by suicide. Protective factors can help counterbalance the effects of risk factors on mental health. For example, optimism and gratitude may reduce suicidal ideation even if someone is experiencing depression.
Read the full TheConversation.com article here.