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

2017 WSPD

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Click here to view other videos relating to the 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Conference


17 - 21 September, 2019
30th IASP World Congress
Breaking Down Walls and Building Bridges
Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland

IASP World Congress 2019


Early Career Group Newsletter December 2017

Download the inaugural edition of Engage -the Early Career Group newsletter, that introduces this new and growing IASP group. Read to find information on upcoming conferences or to discover features and snapshot pieces from early career persons working in the area of suicidology.


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News


Click here to download our November 2017 News Bulletin

november 2017 News Bulletin

Download this special edition of IASP's news bulletin that highlights a selection of World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 activities around the world, and Cycle Around the Globe, where the number of kilometers cycled amounted, this year alone, to 864,822.9 kilometers, equating to over 21 times the circumference of the globe!


Click here to download our December 2017 News Bulletin

December 2017 News Bulletin

Acting President, Professor Jane Pirkis, notes that this news bulletin offers updates on suicide prevention work internationally as well as some of the latest news and opportunities in the area. Read the reflection of Unni Bille-Brahe who passed away on July 14th, 2017 at the age of 86 and was an inspiring and charismatic leader in the areas of suicide prevention and bereavement.

She also notes this edition includes wwork carried out in Puerto Rico and Slovenia along with an update of the newly-invigorated Special Interest Group (SIG) on Suicide Bereavement and Postvention.

She also reflects on IASP highlightd, Including World Suicide Prevention Day, Cycle Ariound the Globe and an extremely successful World Congress in Kuching, Malaysia. Professor Pirkis reports that throughout 2017 there were many peer review journal articles, chapters and book publications related to the work of IASP and its SIGs.

She reviews 2017 saw the election of a new IASP Executive Committee, Co-Chairs of the Council of National Representatives and National Representatives, and highlights the upcoming 8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Suicide Prevention, and welcomes back Professor Murad Khan as IASP President.

Offers and obituary of Unni Bille-Brahe who founded the Center for Suicide Research in Odense.

Find reports of suicide prevention activities in Puerto Rico and Slovenia.

Read an update on the SIG on Suicide Bereavement and Postvention.

Learn about Wales' first International Suicide and Self Harm Symposium.

Shares Bill Feigelman's reflective analysis of the making of a documentary profiling how suicide survivors manage in South Korea and explored some insights identified in early stages of establishing postvention services.

Browse to find an evaluation of national suicide prevention and suicide registration programs in Iran.

Discover the newly-launched IASP Early Career Group (ECG).

Shares IASP 2017 Congress Poster and Presentation Awards winners.

Details The UK Samaritans, British Transport Police, the rail industry and train operating companies are launching the Small Talk Saves Lives campaign, to give travellers the confidence to act if they notice someone who may be at risk of suicide.

Learn about the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Suicide Prevention to be held Wednesday 2nd May to Saturday 5th May 2018 at Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands in Paihia, New Zealand; and the 17ty European Symposium on Suicide & Suicidal behavious, 5th - 8th September, 2018 in Ghent, Belgium.

Introduces the 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention will be held in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, from the 17th to the 21st of September 2019.


WSPD lapel pins

WSPD Lapel Pins

Introducing our Enamel Awareness ribbon in yellow and orange. The Ribbon and its colours signify suicide prevention awareness around the world.This two-toned Ribbon is also indicative of a candle flame which ties in with the "Light a Candle" and WSPD activities. The Ribbon will be available year round for online sale.

Please visit the WSPD Lapel Pins page for cost, packaging and handling details.