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The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is dedicated to:

Founded by the late Professor Erwin Ringel and Dr. Norman Farberow in 1960, IASP now includes professionals and volunteers from more than fifty different countries. IASP is a Non-Governmental Organization concerned with suicide prevention.

If you are feeling suicidal or know of someone who needs help, browse Help to find a crisis center anywhere in the world.


Upcoming IASP Events


2 - 17 September, 2017

World Suicide Prevention Day - Cycle Around the Globe

2017 WSPD


As of 10 August, 2017, 49 participants and groups in 19 countries have pledged to cycle 9024.5 miles or 14,523.6 kilometers in support of World Suicide Prevention Day!


10 September, 2017

World Suicide Prevention Day

2017 WSPD


2 - 5 May, 2018
IASP 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Conference - Brochure
Copthorne Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand

2017 WSPD


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News


Click here to download our July/August 2017 News Bulletin

July/August 2017 News Bulletin

Outgoing IASP President Professor Ella Arensmen reflects on her two terms in the position, noting increased global and regional activities, including the raising of awareness of the problem of suicide and suicidal behaviour at a global level, and the facilitation of the wider implementation of suicide prevention strategies.

Learn about the two-day IASP Workshop Training held in Namibia, Africa, in May 2017, that included participants from Ghana, Namibia, Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Tanzania.

Read the "Summary of Results: 2016 Survey of National Representatives" and the IASP Special Interest Group 2016 Survey results.

Offers an invitation to join one of the 15 active Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and the new IASP Early Career Group.

Provides a success story from Montana that details how a created a Suicide Mortality Review Team accesses and analyzes data on suicide deaths and uses that data to identify trends and make prevention recommendations to the legislature.

Dr. Pandit Devjyoti Sharma describes his Life Skills Dynamic Meditation (LSD Meditation), a comprehensive strategy for suicide prevention according to the sociocultural atmosphere of India.

Shares two new book review, including the "Second Edition International Handbook of Suicide Prevention" and "Resources for Suicide Prevention: Bridging Research and Practice."

Details the World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 Awareness Ribbon and World Suicide Preventin Day to be held on September 10th 2017.

Learn about the IASP 2018 Asia PAcific Regional Conference to be held in Copthorne Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, from May 2-5, 2018.

Highlights the 17th European Symposium on Suicide & Suicidal Behaviour to be held September 5-8, 2018, in Ghent, Belgium.

Discover the IASR/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research to be held November 5-8, 2017 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa, & Casino, Henderson, Nevada. The theme of the summit is "New Horizons for Suicide Research: From Genes to Communities."