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Welcome!

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

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As of 04 October, 2017, 287 participants and groups in 45 countries have pledged to cycle or have cycled 198,804.6 miles or 310,945.5 kilometers, or over seven times the circumference of the Earth, in support of World Suicide Prevention Day. Thank you participants and your supporters!


10 September, 2017

World Suicide Prevention Day

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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.


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

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View Non-IASP Upcoming Events.


News


Click here to download our September 2017 News Bulletin

September 2017 News Bulletin

Acting President Professor Jane Pirkis introduces the newly-elected Executive Committee and thanks previous members for their work and dedication to IASP. Prof Pirkis also reflects on a very successful Congress in Kuching and looks ahead to what promises to be an inspiring World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 with enthusiasm.

Immerse yourself in the recent World Congress "Preventing Suicide: A Global Commitment, from Communities to Continents" with a beautiful photograph collage of the event. Learn about the deserving Congress award recipients.

Meet newly-elected Executive Committee members and Co-Chairs of the Council of National Representatives. View the list of IASP National Representatives active across the world.

In this edition you can also read updates from our Special Interest Groups and many other exciting developments in suicide prevention internationally.