The International Association for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to preventing suicide and suicidal behaviour and alleviating its effects. IASP leads the global role in suicide prevention by strategically developing an effective forum that is proactive in creating strong collaborative partnerships and promoting evidence-based action in order to reduce the incidence of suicide and suicidal behaviour.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates more than 700,000 people die due to suicide each year and that almost 77% of all global suicides occur in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). For every suicide there are many more who attempt suicide or have serious suicidal ideation. Suicidal behaviour profoundly impacts families and communities and remains a universal challenge with millions impacted. The reduction of suicide mortality is of global importance and a vital public health consideration.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Globally, an estimated 703,000 people die by suicide each year among which 77% of the deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries (WHO 2022). These global suicide rates are a serious public health concern. Every life lost to suicide creates a devastating impact to families, communities, and nations. To highlight this issue […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2022 Campaign

World Suicide Prevention Day 2022 Campaign

September is here! For IASP, World Suicide Prevention Day is more than just one day and our awareness period continues until World Mental Health Day on the 10th October. We are delighted to share with our supporters the new World Suicide Prevention Day Awareness Film.

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Calling all IASP Members!  

Calling all IASP Members!  

The Election process for the period 2023 – 2026 is now open. Emails have been sent out with form for nominating IASP members for the Executive Committee 2023-2026. 

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

We are now almost a month until World Suicide Prevention Day 2022. The theme for 2022 continues to be ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ as we hope to encourage and empower people to take action to further prevent suicide around the world.

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IASP 32nd World Congress Piran

19th - 22nd September 2023

Find out more about the IASP 32nd World Congress, in  Piran, Slovenia in 2023. Details include the venue, abstract submission and general FAQs. More information to follow. 

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Early Career Group

The Early Career Group (ECG) provides a forum where group members can network with peers and experts alike, engaging in international research and interventions in the area of suicide prevention.

COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTRE

COVID-19 Resource Centre

IASP’s COVID-19 Resource Centre aims to provide information for those seeking resources related to the pandemic and suicidal behaviour, suicidal ideation and self-harm.

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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

IASP member led groups offer the opportunity for our community to focus on a specific aspect of suicide prevention.
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NEWS

The latest news from IASP, our Members, National Representatives, Special Interest Groups, Partners, and more.
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Decriminalisation of Suicidal Behaviour

Supporting decriminalisation so as not to penalise those who attempt suicide or who lose someone through suicide.
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