Description: Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have profoundly transformed how adolescents look for answers to their questions about mental health, particularly with respect to suicide. This workshop will immerse you in the virtual universe of adolescents at risk of suicide to better understand their process of looking for help and how to come to their aid more effectively.
Jessica Rassy is an assistant professor at the École des sciences infirmières, Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, Université de Sherbrooke (Longueuil campus). She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing from the Université de Montréal and a doctorate in clinical sciences from the Université de Sherbrooke. Her doctoral thesis explored how adolescents at risk of suicide use ICTs to look for help. She also worked as a nurse in child psychiatry at Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies for several years. Rassy’s research interests focus on suicide prevention among adolescents, protective factors for suicide, ICTs in suicide prevention, and nursing in relation to suicide.