About APEAL

The Applied Psychiatric Epidemiology Across the Lifecourse (APEAL) program of research examines a variety of long-term processes surrounding common mental disorders and their treatment, including suicidal behaviour. Our research has a particular focus on early developmental and environmental stressors, and the long-term outcomes of common mental disorders.


Our lab is currently running projects funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Norlien Foundation, the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, and the SickKids Foundation.

More Stories from the Lab

APEAL Lab is big in Sweden!

At the 2016 European Psychiatric Association Epidemiology Section meeting in Goteborg, Sweden, at the end of November, several  Lab members were on stage. PhD student Kiyuri Naicker was invited to present during a symposium on diabetes and mental health, PhD student François Thériault gave an…

Posted: December 6, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Recent lab publication examines suicidal behaviour in non-depressed youth

In their recent paper “Predictors of Suicidal Behaviors in Canadian Adolescents with No Recent History of Depression“, Murray Weeks and Ian Colman examine factors associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempt in the absence of depressive symptoms. Among teenagers with no recent history of depression,…

Posted: September 13, 2016 at 2:55 pm