THE FRQSC PAPAGENO INTERUNIVERSITY SUICIDE PREVENTION TEAM

The FRQSC Papageno Interuniversity Research Team in Suicide Prevention is supported by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture. It brings together 8 suicide prevention researchers from 5 universities, who combine their expertise (in psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics and education) to mobilize evidence-based knowledge, not only for the scientific community, but also for the next generation of students and the general public.

The character of Papageno from Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” is a symbol of suicide prevention. Papageno was contemplating suicide when he realized he had lost his beloved. As he was about to take his own life, three characters reminded him of alternatives, and Papageno chose not to take his own life. Sharing such hopeful stories is known to protect against suicide.

MISSION

Our team aims to increase knowledge of suicide prevention (protective factors and psychosocial interventions) and to mobilize this knowledge towards mental health professionals, policy-makers and the general public.

RESEARCHERS AND AFFILIATIONS

    • MARIE-CLAUDE GEOFFROY, director, McGill University
    • MONIQUE SÉGUIN, Université du Québec en Outaouais
    • MASSIMILIANO ORRI, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
    • NANCY HEATH, McGill University
    • JOHANNE RENAUD, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
    • BASSAM EL KHOURY, McGill University
    • CATHERINE MALBOEUF-HURTUBISE, Bishops University
    • NICHOLAS CHADI, Université de Montréal

OUR FEATURED ACHIEVEMENTS FROM 2022 to 2024

Organization of a symposium at the ACFAS conference in May 2023
Writing retreat for students in July 2023
Research project grant competition for students and new researchers
Awarding scholarships to students for conferences at provincial, national and international levels.
Noteworthy Publications

PAPAGENO
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

  • 2022-2023

    Anthony Sciola • Cassandra Zephirin • Julia Petrovic • Michel Spodenkiewicz • Pier-Olivier Paradis • Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise (nouvelle chercheuse)

    2023-2024

    Amanda Simundic • Julie Guindon

    Travel grants for 2023-2024 conferences

    Amanda Simundic • Cassandra Zephirin• Julie Guindon

OTHER
GROUPS
OF RESEARCHERS

RESEARCH NETWORKS
RESEARCH GROUP