Dr. William Affleck

A graduate of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, Dr. William Affleck currently holds a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Men’s Health Research Unit. Working with a number of community organizations in the Canadian Arctic, his research seeks to understand a) why Inuit boys and young men are at such a high risk of suicide; and b) what can be done to attract and retain them to mental health services. By tailoring treatment options to be more gender-sensitive, this project will help to address the mental health needs of Inuit boys and young men, and help to curb what is otherwise the highest rate of suicide of any sub-population in the world.