World congress on suicide prevention in Montreal


Published: 12Jun2015

McGill researchers will present their most recent findings on suicide prevention at the 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) which will take place at UQAM from June 16-20, 2015.

“We identified that each communities has specific needs and cultural values that demand specific interventions to meet their needs. There is no one size fits all intervention in suicide prevention with First Nations and Inuit communities.”
– Eduardo Chachmovich

Expert: Eduardo Chachamovich, assistant professor of Psychiatry at McGill University and psychiatrist and research at the Douglas Institute
Expertise: His work focuses mainly on social and clinical determinants of mental health in Aboriginal populations. He is also interested in exploring adequate strategies to develop valid and culturally-appropriate measures for mental disorders.
He’ll be the chair on a session titled, ‘Promising Practices on Suicide Prevention in Circumpolar Regions’ during the IASP Montreal 2015 from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Friday, June 19, 2015 at UQAM.
Contact: 514 761-6131 ext. 3301, eduardo.chachamovich [at]

Expert: Dr. Nancy Heath, Professor at the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University
Expertise: Her expertise is on non-suicidal self-injury in youth and young adults. She also does work on enhancing mental health in schools. Currently she’s part of a number of projects around looking at risk and protective factors in youth and young adults in secondary and university settings.
She’ll present on Friday June 19, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM on ‘Self-Injury on YouTube: Impact, Implications, and Opportunities’.
She’ll also present twice on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM on ‘Trajectory of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Adolescence: A 3-Year Longitudinal Study’ and ‘Helping School Personnel Address Youth Self-Injury: A Preliminary Study’.
Contact: 514-398-3439, nancy.heath [at]

Expert : Dr. Laurence Kirmayer, James McGill Professor and Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Expertise: He conducts research on mental health services for immigrants and refugees, psychiatry in primary care, the mental health of indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), and the anthropology of psychiatry.
He will attend the session on ‘Suicide Prevention with Indigenous People’, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.
Contact: 514-340-7549 (Lady Davis Institute), 514-398-7302 (McGill), laurence.kirmayer [at]

Updtated June 15, 2015

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