Psychology Department Colloquium - Keltie Pratt

Feb 8th, 2022

For this week's Colloquium, on February 11th, we will be joined by Keltie Pratt. Please see the talk title and summary below:

Title: Associations between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Insomnia Symptoms on Suicide Risk in Canadian Adults

Summary: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur before the age of 18. ACEs are highly prevalent and exposure to these experiences can negatively impact an individual’s overall health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Potential consequences of these experiences include experiencing insomnia and insomnia symptoms and an increased risk for suicide and related behaviours. Research has also demonstrated the connection between poor sleep and risk for suicide. Despite these associations being well established, much less is understood about the relationship between these three variables. The purpose of the current study is to determine whether the relationship between insomnia symptoms and suicide risk is moderated by the experience of childhood adversities within a community sample of Canadian adults.

Reminder: Colloquium this week will be virtual, meeting details below:

Friday, 11 Feb, 2022 3:00 pm | 1 hour 10 minutes | (UTC-03:30) Newfoundland
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