Wright, L. & Kutcher, S. (2016). Adolescent Brain Development. Colloquium Series on The Developing Brain. doi:10.4199/C00133ED1V01Y201602DBR012

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., & Hashish, M. (2016). Mental Health Literacy for Students and Teachers: A “School Friendly” Approach. In M. Hodes (Ed), Positive Mental Health for Children and Adolescents (Chapter 8). Elsevier Inc.

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., Gilberds, H., Brown, A., Ubuguyu, O., Njau, T., Sabuni, N., Magimba, A., & Perkins, K. (accepted 2016). The African Guide: One Year Impact and Outcomes from the Implementation of a School Mental Health Literacy Curriculum Resource in Tanzania. Journal of Education and Training Studies.

Carr, W., Wei, Y., Kutcher, S., Heffernan, A. (accepted 2016). Preparing for the Classroom: Mental Health Knowledge Improvement and Stigma Reduction and their Retention with Enhanced Help-Seeking Efficacy in Canadian Pre-Service Schools. Canadian Journal of School Psychology.

Murphy, A.L., Martin-Misener, R., Kutcher, S.P., O’Reilly, C.L., Chen, T.F., & Gardner, D.M. (2016). From personal crisis care to convenience shopping: an interpretive description of the experiences of people with mental illness and addictions in community pharmacies. BMC Health Services Research, 16(1):569

Mulvale, G., Kutcher, S., & Meade, P. (2016). Addressing Youth
Mental Health and Addiction Needs Through Competency Development and
Electronic Support: A Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Framework
for Yukon. Health Reform Observer, 4(2). Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13162/hro-ors.v4i2.2898

Wei, Y., McGrath, P.J., Hayden, J., & Kutcher, S. Measurement properties of tools measuring mental health knowledge: a systemic review. BMC Psychiatry, 16: 297.

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., Gilberds, H., Brown, A., Ubuguyu, O., Njau, T., Sabuni, N., Magimba, A., & Perkins, K. (2016). A School Mental Health Literacy Curriculum Resource Training Approach: Effects on Tanzanian Teachers’ Mental Health Knowledge, Stigma and Help-seeking Efficacy. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 10:50.

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., Gilberds, G., Brown, A., Ubuguyu, O., Njau, T., Sabuni, N., Magimba, A., & Perkins, K. (2016). Community Health Care Providers Knowledge and Self-confidence in the Identification, Diagnosis and Treatment of Adolescent Depression in Tanzania. Arch Depress Anxiety, 2 (1), 26-30.

Milin, R., Kutcher, S., Lewis, S.P., Walker, S., Wei, Y., Ferrill, N., & Armstrong, M.A. (2016). Impact of a Mental Health Curriculum for High School Students on Knowledge and Stigma Among High School Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55 (5), 383-391.

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., & Behzadi, P. (2016). School and Community Based Youth Suicide Prevention Interventions: Hot Idea, Hot Air or Sham? The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry/La Revue canadienne de psychiatrie. [Epub ahead of print]

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., Costa, S., Gusmão, R., Skokauskas, N., & Sourander, A. (2016). Enhancing Mental Health Literacy in Young People [Editorial]. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Milin, R., Kutcher, S., Lewis, S.P., Walker, S., Wei, Y., Ferrill, N., & Armstrong, M.A. (2016). Impact of a Mental Health Curriculum for High School Students on Knowledge and Stigma Among High School Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55 (5), 383-391.

Kutcher, S. (2016). Suicide risk management. BMJ Point of Care. https://online.epocrates.com/u/29111016/Suicide+risk+management

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., & Coniglio, C. (2016). Mental Health Literacy: Past, Present and Future. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 61 (3), 154-158.

Bruce, V.A. & Kutcher, S. (2016). Electronic Interventions for Depression in Adolescents: Hot Idea or Hot Air? South African Journal of Psychology, 1-13.

Murphy, A.L., Phelan, H., Haslam, S., Martin-Misener, R., Kutcher, S.P., & Gardner, D.M. (2016). Community pharmacists’ experiences in mental illness and addictions care: A qualitative study. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 11 (6).

Garland, E.J., Kutcher, S., Virani, A., & Elbe, D. (2016). Update on the Use of SSRIs and SNRIs with Children and Adolescents in Clinical Practice. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 25 (1), 5-10.

Cheung, A., Levitt, A., Cheng, M., Santor, D., Kutcher, S., Dubo, E., Garland, J., Weiss, M., & Kiss, A. (2016). A Pilot Study of Citalopram Treatment in Preventing Relapse of Depressive Episode after Acute Treatment. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 25 (1), 11-16.


Kutcher, S., Wei, Y. & Hashish, M. (accepted). Mental Health Literacy for Students and Teachers: A “School Friendly” Approach. In T. Bennet (Ed.), Hodes: Positive Mental Health for Children and Adolescents. USA: Elsevier.

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., & Morgan, C. (accepted). Evaluation of Transitions (2nd edition), A Resource to Address Life-skills and Mental Health Literacy in Post-secondary Students. Health Education Journal.

Kutcher S., Gilberds, H., Morgan, C., Greene, R., Hamwaka, K., & Perkins, K. Improving Malawian teachers’ mental health knowledge and attitudes: an integrated school mental health literacy approach. Global Mental Health. 2015; 2(1): 1-10. doi:l0.l017/gmh.2014.8

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., & Coniglio, C. (in press). Mental health literacy: past, present, and future. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Mental Health Commission of Canada. (2013). School based mental health in Canada: a final report. Retrieved from

http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/system/files/private/document/ChildYouth_School_Ba sed_Mental_Health_Canada_Final_Report_ENG.pdf

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., & Weist, M. (2015). Global school mental health: considerations and future directions. In Kutcher, S., Wei, & Weist. M. (Eds.) School Mental Health: Global Challenges and Opportunities. Cambridge University Press. 299-310.

Kutcher, S., Bagnell, A., Wei, Y. (2015) Mental Health Literacy in Schools: A Canadian Approach. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics of North America. 24: 233-244.

Murphy, A., Martin-Misener, R., Kutcher S.P., & Gardner, D.M. Pharmacists’ performance in a telephone­based simulated patient study after a mental health capacity-building program. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2015.

DOI 10.I007/s11096-015-0171-7

Wei, Y., Kutcher, S., & LeBlanc, J.C.. Hot Idea or Hot Air: A Systematic Review of Evidence for Two Widely Marketed Youth Suicide Prevention Programs and Recommendations for Implementation. The Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2015; 24(1): 5-16.

Wei, Y., Kutcher, S., Blackwood, A., Glover, D., Weaver, e., MacKay, A., Bruce, V., Whynacht, A., Alshazly, F., Shea, M. (2015). A collaborative and sustainable approach to address mental health promotion and early identification in schools in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia and beyond. In Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., & Weist, M. (Eds.)(30-45). International School Mental Health for Adolescents: Global Opportunities and Challenges. UK: Cambridge University Press.


Murphy A., Gardner D., Kisely S., Cooke C., Kutcher S., Hughes J. A qualitative study of antipsychotic medication experiences of youth. JCACAP submitted 2014 April 17.

Wei Y., & Kutcher, S. Innovations in practice: “Go-To” educator training on the mental health competencies of educators in the secondary school setting: a program evaluation. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Doi: 10.1111/camh.12056. (2014)

Murphy, A., Szumilas, M., Rowe, D., Landry, K., Misener-Martin, R., Kutcher, S., Gardner, D. Pharmacy students’ experiences in provision of community pharmacy mental health services. Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2014 Jan; 147(1): 55-65.

McLuckie, A., Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., Weaver, C. Sustained Improvements in Students’ and Teachers’ Mental Health Literacy with use of a Mental Health Curriculum in Canadian Schools. Journal of School Mental Health. (submitted)


Murphy, A., Gardner, D., Kisely, S., Cooke, C., Kutcher, S., Hughes, J. Youth, caregiver, and perscriber experiences of antipsychotic-related weight gain. ISRN Obesity. doi:1O.1155/2013/390130. 2013

Garcia-Ortega, I., Kadlec, H., Kutcher, S., Hollander, M., Kallstrom, L., Mazowita, G. Program evaluation of a child and youth mental health training program for family physicians in British Columbia. J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Nov; 22(4): 296-302.

Kutcher, S., Szumilas, M. Suicide risk management. BMJ PointofCare. 2013 Oct; https://online.epocrates.com/u/29111016/Suicide+risk+management

Murphy, A. L., Gardner, D. M., Cooke, C., Kisley, S., Hughes, J., Kutcher, S. Prescribing trends of antipsychotics in youth receiving income assistance: results from a retrospective population database study. BMC Psychiatry. 2013 Jul 27; 13(1):198.

Kutcher, S., Wei, Y., McLuckie, A., Bullock, L. Educator mental health literacy: a program evaluation of the teacher training education on the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion. 2013; 6(2): 83-93.

Kutcher, S., McLuckie, A. Evergreen: Creating a Child and Youth Mental Health Framework for Canada. Psychiatric Services. 2013 May; 64(5), 479-482.

Wei, Y., Hayden, J., Kutcher, S., Zygmunt, A., McGrath, P. The Effectiveness of School Mental Health Literacy Programs to Address Knowledge, Attitudes, and Help-Seeking among Youth: A Systematic Review. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 2013 May; 7(2): 109-21.

Gardner, D., Murphy, A., Kutcher, S., Beaulieu, S., Carandang, C., Labelle, A., Lalonde, P., Malia, A., Milliken, H., O’Donovan, C., Schaffer, A., Soni, J., Taylor, V., Williams, R. Evidence review and clinical guidance for the use of ziprasidone in Canada. Ann Gen Psychiatry. 2013 Jan; 12(1):1.


Kutcher, S., Wei, Y. Mental health and the school environment: secondary schools, promotions and pathways to care. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2012 Jul; 25(4): 311-6.


Kutcher, S. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Essential Scientific References. 2011: 9-10.

Wei, Y., Kutcher, S. International school mental health: global approaches, global challenges, and global opportunities. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2011 Jan; 102(1): 11-27.

Spenrath, M., Clarke, M., Kutcher, S. The Science of Brain and biological development: Implications for Mental Health Research, Practice and Policy. J Can Academy Child Adolescent Psychiatry. 2011 Nov; 20(4): 298-304

Pottie, K., Greenaway, C., Feightner, J., Welch, V., Swinkels, H., Rashid, M., Narasiah, L., Kirmayer, L.J., Ueffing, E., MacDonald, N.E., Hassan, G., McNally, M., Khan, K., Buhrmann, R., Dunn, S., Dominic, A., McCarthy, A.E., Gagnon A.J., Rousseau, C., Tugwell, P., coauthors of the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (Kutcher, S.). Evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees. CMAJ. 2011 Sep; 183(12): E824-925.

Kutcher, S. Facing the Challenge of Care for Child and Youth Mental Health in Canada: A Critical Commentary, Five Suggestions for Change and a Call to Action. Healthcare Quarterly. 2011 April; 14: 15- 21.

Szumilas, M., Kutcher, S. Post-suicide Intervention Programs: A Systematic Review. Can J Public Health. 2011 Jan; 102(1) 18-29.


Potvin-Boucher, J., Szumilas, M., Sheikh T., Kutcher S. Transitions: Am Mental Health Literacy Program for Postsecondary Students. ACPA Journal of College Student Development. 2010 Nov; 51(6).

Wei, Y., Kutcher, S., Szumilas, M. Effectiveness on mental health of psychological debriefing for crisis intervention in school settings. Educational Psychology Review. 2010; 22(3): 339.

Kutcher, S. Forward. J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010 Aug; 19(3): 166-67.

Szumilas, M., Kutcher, S. Problematic conclusions regarding suicide prevention: A response to ten Have et aI, 2009. Can J Psychiatry. 2010 Jun; 55(6): 398.

Szumilas, M., Wei, Y., Kutcher, S. Psychological debriefing in schools. CMAJ. 2010 Jun; 182(9): 883-84.

Espinola-Nadurille, M., Vargas, Huicochea I., Raviola, G., Ramirez-Bermudez, J., Kutcher, S. Mental Health Care Reforms in Latin America: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Mexico. Psychiatric Services. 2010 May; 61(5): 443-5.

Szumilas, M., Kutcher, S., LeBlanc, J.C., Langille, D.B. Use of school-based health centers for mental health support in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2010; 55(5): 319-328.

Kutcher, S., Horner, B., Cash, C., Lopez, M., Pascual, M. Building Psychiatric Clinical Research Capacity in Low and Middle Income Countries: The Canadian-Cuban Partnership. The Innovation Journal. 2010; 15(1): Article 9.

Kutcher, S., Hampton, M.J. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policy and Plans in Canada: An Analytical Review. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2010 Feb; 55(2): 100-7.


Kutcher, S., Szumilas, M. Distinguishing Suicide attempts from non-suicidal self-harming behaviours. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2009 Oct; 48(10): 1039.

Sharan, P., Gallo, C., Gureje, O., Lamberte, E., Mari, J.J., Mazzotti, G., Patel, V., Swartz, L., Olifson, S., Levav, I., de Fracisco, A., Saxena, S., World Health Organization-Global Forum for Health Research – Mental Health Research Mapping Project Group (Kutcher – Collaborator). Mental health research priorities in low- and middle- income countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Br J Psychiatry. 2009 Oct; 195(4): 354-63.

Berwaerts, J., Kutcher, S., Kusumaker, V. Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. Bipolar disorder: A clinician’s guide to treatment management (2nd ed) Yathman, Kakshmi N (Ed), Kusumakar, Vivek (Ed), New York, NY, US: Toutledge/Taylor& Francis Group. 2009; 185-202.

Szumilas, M., Kutcher, S. Teen Suicide Information on the Internet: A Systematic Quality Analysis. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2009 Sept; 54(9): 596-604.

Kutcher, S. A Combination of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Sertraline Reduced Anxiety in Children more than Either Treatment Alone. Evidence Based Medicine. 2009 June; 14(3): 83.

Garland, J., Kutcher, S., Virani, A. Using SSRls in Children and Adolescents. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2009 May; 18(2): 160-5.

Kutcher, S., McLuckie, A. Evergreen: Towards a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Framework for Canada. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2009 May; 18(2): 89-9l.

McIntosh, D., Kutcher, S., Anthony Levitt, A., et al. Adult ADHD and Comorbid Depression. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2009 May; 5: 137-150.

Garland, E.J., Kutcher, S., Virani, A.2008 Position Paper on Using SSRls in Children and Adolescents. J Can Acad Child Adolescent Psychiatry. 2009 May; 18(2):76-81.

Kutcher, S., Davidson, S., Manion, I. Child and youth mental health: Integrated health care using contemporary competency-based teams. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2009 May; 14(5): 315- 18.

Kutcher, S., McDougall, A. Problems with Access to Adolescent Mental health can lead to Dealing with the Criminal Justice System. Journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society. 2009 Jan; 14(1): 15-8.


Kutcher, S., Venn, D. Why youth mental health is so important. Medscape J Med. 2008 Dec; 10(12): 275.

Cheung, A., Kusumakar, V., Kutcher, S., Dubo, E., Garland, J., Weiss, M., Kiss, A., Levitt, A. Maintenance Study for Adolescent Depression. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2008 Nov; 18(4): 389-394.

Kutcher, S., Murphy, A., Gardner, D. Psychopharmacological Treatment Options for Global Child and Adolescent Mental Health: The WHO Essential Medicines Lists. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008 Oct; 47(10): 1105-1113.

Kutcher, S., Chehil, S. Evaluating a Novel Community Based Mental Health Post Disaster Training Program: in the Grenada Experience. American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 2008 Jul; 3(4): 235-40.

Kutcher, S. CBT plus an SSRI was as effective as an SS1?I alone for adolescents with moderate to severe depression. Evidence Based Medicine. 2008 Feb; 13(1): 13.

Kutcher, S., Szumilas, M. Youth suicide prevention. CMAJ. 2008 Jan; 178(3): 282-285.

Szumilas, M, Kutcher, S. Family and youth info sheet on suicide. CMAJ. 2008 Jan; 178(3): 286.

Kutcher, S., Gardner, D. SSRI Use and Youth Suicide: Making Sense of a Confusing Story. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 2008 Jan; 21(1): 65-9.


Kutcher, S., Davidson, S. Mentally ill youth: meeting service needs. CMAJ. 2007 Feb; 176(4): 417.

Kutcher, S. Excessive Weight Gain, Metabolic Syndrome and Psychotropic Treatments of Children and Adolescents. Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology News. 2007; 11(4): 10.

Carandang, C., Santor, D., Gardner, D.M., Carrey, N., Kutcher, S. Data safety monitoring boards and other study methodologies that address subject safety in “high-risk” therapeutic trials in youth”. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2007 Apr; 46(4): 489-92.

Jerome, L., Gardner, D., Kutcher, S. First Case of Sialolithiasis Associated With Atomoxetine. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2007 Feb; 27(1): 111-112.


Emslie, G.J., Wagner, K.D., Kutcher, S., Krulewicz, S., Fong, R., Carpenter, DJ., Lipschitz, A., Machin, A., Wilkinson, C. Paraxetine treatment in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder: a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006 Jun; 45(6): 709-19.


Kutcher, S., Chehil, S., Roberts, T. Meeting post-disaster mental health needs through an integroted health care provider training program: A pilot project in Grenada post hurricane Ivan. Pan American Journal of Public Health. 2005 Oct-Nov; 18(4-5); 338-45.

Kutcher, S., Chehil, S., Cash, C., Millar, J. A competencies-based mental health training model for health professionals in low and middle income countries. World Psychiatry Journal. 2005 Oct; 4: 177-180.

Kutcher, S., Chehil, S. Post Natural Disaster Mental Health Dificulties: Myths and Realities of importance for the Caribbean Region. Caribbean Medical Journal. 2005; 67: 14-17.

Kutcher, S., Brooks, S.J., Gardner, D., Horner, B., Kopala L., Labelle, A., Lalonde, P., Malia, A., Milliken, H., Soni, J., Williams, R. Expert Canadian consensus suggestions on the rational, clinical use of ziprasidone in the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. Neurospychiatr Dis Treat. 2005 Jun; 1(2): 89-108.

Dahl, A.A., Ravindran, A., Aligulander,C., Kutcher, S., Austin, C., Burt, T. Sertraline in generalized anxiety disorder: efficacy in treating the psychic and somatic anxiety factors. UActa PsychiatrScandU, 2005 Jun ; 111(6): 429-435.

Chehil, S., Kutcher, S. Postgroduate psychiatry troining for global mental health: A Canadian Experience. International Psychiatry. 2004; 2: 45-49.

Lauria-Horner, B., Kutcher, S., Brooks, S. The feasibility of a mental health curriculum in elementary school. Can J Psychiatry. 2004 March; 49(3): 208-11.

Kutcher, S., Kusumakar, V., LeBlanc, J., Santor, D., Lagace, D., Morehouse, R. The characteristics of asymptomatic female adolescents at high risk for depression: the baseline assessment from a prospective 8-year study. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2004 Apr; 79(1-3): 177-185.