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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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#IASPPIRAN2023 – Opening Ceremony & Day 2

#IASPPIRAN2023 – Opening Ceremony & Day 2

I’ve been delighted to attend the 32nd World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), which started officially on Tuesday 19 September 2023 in Piran, Slovenia. It was so exciting to be a part of this community of academics, researchers, clinicians, crisis workers, lived experience, and volunteers from different […]

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World Health Organization (WHO) launches Policy Brief on the Decriminalisation of Suicide and Suicide Attempts 

World Health Organization (WHO) launches Policy Brief on the Decriminalisation of Suicide and Suicide Attempts 

As part of global efforts to address mental health and suicide prevention, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a comprehensive policy brief on the decriminalisation of suicide and suicide attempts.

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WHO Launches Updated Suicide Prevention Resource for Media Professionals

WHO Launches Updated Suicide Prevention Resource for Media Professionals

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently launched the fourth version of “Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Media Professionals”. Developed through ongoing collaboration between WHO and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), this resource is a significant tool towards promoting responsible media reporting on suicide.

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Creating Hope Through Action on World Suicide Prevention Day 2023

Creating Hope Through Action on World Suicide Prevention Day 2023

The 10th of September is World Suicide Prevention Day. On this day, we encourage all to ‘Create Hope Through Action’ to draw attention to this important public health issue globally and to disseminate the message that suicides are preventable. By encouraging understanding, reaching in and sharing experiences, this theme gives […]

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Partnerships for Life

Partnerships for Life networks are active in each of the six WHO regions, identifying contacts in over 60% of countries, in the context of a global five-year programme that takes into account the stage of suicide prevention strategy development in each country.

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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. 

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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