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

Lab research shows effect of prenatal stress on offspring depression

Kudos to Dr. Mila Kingsbury, and her lab co-authors Murray Weeks, Nathalie MacKinnon, Jennifer Dykxhoorn, and Ian Colman, for their recent paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Child &  Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) on prenatal stress and offspring depression. This paper used data…

Posted: July 27, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Michael and Jen’s recent publication on child abuse and suicide

In the article, “Child abuse and the prevalence of suicide attempts among those reporting suicide ideation,” published recently in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Michael Martin (lead author and APEAL Lab PhD student) and Jen Dykxhoorn (co-author and APEAL Lab MSc alumnus) conclude that most individuals who attempt…

Posted: June 16, 2016 at 9:38 am