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What We Do

The Hatching Ideas Lab is a research lab headed by Dr. Simon Hatcher based out of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Our program of research focuses on: suicide prevention, first responder mental health, improving access to quality care among vulnerably housed populations, and the mental health burden of COVID-19.

Selected Publications

1. Zortea, T. C., Brenna, C. T., Joyce, M., McClelland, H., Tippett, M., Tran, M. M., Arensman, E.Corcoran, P., Hatcher, S., Heisel, M.J., Links, P., O'Connor, RC., Edgar, N.E., Cha, Y., Guaiana, G., Williamson, E., Sinyor, M. & Platt, S. (2020). The impact of infectious disease-related public health emergencies on suicide, suicidal behavior, and suicidal thoughts. Crisis.

2. Mackie, C., Dunn, N., MacLean, S., Testa, V., Heisel, M., & Hatcher, S. (2017). A qualitative study of a blended therapy using problem solving therapy with a customised smartphone app in men who present to hospital with intentional self-harm. Evidence-based mental health, 20(4), 118-122.

3. MacLean, S., MacKie, C., & Hatcher, S. (2018). Involving people with lived experience in research on suicide prevention. CMAJ, 190(Suppl), S13-S14.

4. MacLean, S., Corsi, D. J., Litchfield, S., Kucharski, J., Genise, K., Selaman, Z., Testa, V. & Hatcher, S. (2020). Coach-Facilitated Web-Based Therapy Compared With Information About Web-Based Resources in Patients Referred to Secondary Mental Health Care for Depression: Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of medical Internet research, 22(6), e15001.

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