Our laboratory


Suicide is a complex and tragic, but preventable problem. Mental health problems are one of the most important risk factors for suicide. Our research lab aims to generate knowledge to inform suicide prevention and mental health promotion.

Our objectives

  • To identify risk and protective factors for suicide in children, adolescents, and adults through longitudinal cohort studies.
  • To develop and test the effectiveness of interventions targeting risk and protective factors, from a suicide prevention and mental health promotion perspective.
  • To mobilise scientific knowledge on suicide prevention.

Research lab

Our research laboratory, based at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, is directed by Dre. Marie-Claude Geoffroy, psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and Canada Research Chair in Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.

Notre équipe includes highly qualified research professionals, statisticians, master and doctoral students, as well as postdoctoral researchers. We actively collaborate with clinicians and people with lived experience.

Land acknowledgement

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

Knowledge mobilisation

Through our various knowledge mobilisation activities, we contribute to raising awareness about suicide prevention and mental health and reducing stigma.


We are connected to several research and knowledge mobilisation teams, groups, and networks.