Current Research

Do you have thoughts of suicide but no intention of acting on them in the near future?

If you think about suicide but have no intention of acting on these thoughts and you exercise less than 75 minutes per week, please consider volunteering for our study of the effects of exercise on suicidal ideation.

As a participant in this study, you would first be asked to complete a 10-minute online eligibility screener then a 30-minute eligibility screening video or phone call. If you are eligible to participate, you would be invited to complete exercise sessions at the Anxiety and Illness Behaviours Lab at the University of Regina for 6 weeks. About half of the sessions will be supervised by a certified personal trainer. The exercise sessions have been designed to be accessible to people who were not previously exercising regularly.

Your participation would involve 18 exercise sessions (3 sessions weekly), each of which is approximately 60 minutes. Participation also involves spending 15-30 minutes per week completing questionnaires and answering questions about thoughts of suicide.

To see if you are eligible to participate in this study, please go to:

If you have questions about this study, please contact

Note: please do not use this email to contact the researcher if you are planning to hurt yourself right away. Instead, please call the Crisis Suicide Helpline at 306-525-5333, dial 911, or contact a friend or family member who can help.

Please always remember that you matter and there are people who want to help.

This study has been reviewed and received approval through the Research Ethics Board, University of Regina.