La santé mentale e prevention de suicide chez les populations autochtones: un projet de recherche sur la compréhension de ses chemins et la promotion du bien- être basé sur les meilleures pratiques


Eduardo Chachamovich

CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Ile-de-Montréal


Domaine : santé  des populations

Programme chercheurs-boursiers-cliniciens - Junior 2

Concours 2017-2018

My research projects for the next four years will focus on identifying and implementing best practices for mental health promotion and suicide prevention in Circumpolar regions in Canada and internationally. The prevalence of mental health problems is significantly higher all across the Northern peoples, and so are the rates of suicide attempts and deaths.

Moreover, the vast majority of those affected are youth between the ages of 15-24 years old, which makes the situation and its consequences even more dramatic. I have conducted distinct research projects in collaboration with Inuit, Saami and Yupaq communities in Canada (Quebec, Nunavut, and North West Territories) , Norway and US (Alaska) in order to better understand how mental health problems are developed in the context of rapid changing societies with increasing influences of the Southern values.

Moreover, we have also put in place and secured funding for establishing, implementing and assessing culturally-adapted ways to deliver mental health care, promote well-being, and carry out suicide prevention strategies in Indigenous communities in the Canadian North.