Jitender Sareen

Dr. Sareen is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology and Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.  He currently serves as the Director of Research and Anxiety Services in the Department of Psychiatry at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.  He is also a consulting psychiatrist for the Veterans Affairs Canada Operational Stress Injury Clinic at Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg. He currently Chairs the Research Committee for the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

He has been supported by numerous national and local peer-reviewed grants in the areas of military mental health, Aboriginal suicide, and homelessness. Although his research interests are quite diverse, he is leading a large partnership grant with First Nations communities in Northwestern Manitoba to improve the understanding of suicide and suicide prevention measures (Swampy Cree Suicide Prevention Team); He is also the Winnipeg Site Co-Principal Investigator for the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Research Demonstration Project in Homelessness and Mental Health (At Home / Chez Soi Study).

Dr. Sareen has published over 175 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of traumatic stress, anxiety disorders, aboriginal suicide, psychiatric neuroimaging, and military mental health.  Many of these publications have been in high impact journals including: Archives of General Psychiatry, Archives of Internal Medicine, Psychological Medicine.

He holds the Manitoba Health Research Council Chair Award. He has also awards for excellence in clinical research (Canadian Psychiatric Association, Canadian Institutes of Military and Veterans Health Research Forum and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy).

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Commentaries by Jitender Sareen:

Five ways we can reduce suicides in Canada // Cinq propositions pour réduire le taux de suicide au Canada
What we’ve learned after a decade of researching suicide // La prévention du suicide : un travail conjoint à l’échelle des communautés




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