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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 77 countries. IASP is a Non-Governmental Organization concerned with suicide prevention.

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Upcoming IASP Events


IASP provides awards for those who have contributed in a significant way to the furthering of the aims of the Association. Awards are presented at the IASP biennial conference. Visit the IASP Awards page to see nomination details and deadlines.


2nd - 4th May, 2019
IASP 3rd Caribbean Regional Symposium
CARICOM - Different Cultures, One Aim: Suicide Prevention
Port of Spain, Trinidad

IASP 3rd Caribbean Regional Symposium


10 September, 2019
World Suicide Prevention Day
Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Please click here to go to the main World Suicide Prevention Day 

Web page


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

IASP World Congress 2019


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Briefing Statements

In response to the global media coverage surrounding the "Momo Challenge," Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) have prepared a statement in which we express our concern about the likely negative impact on young people, in particular those who are vulnerable, and suggest that the media should be highly cautious if reporting on this story.

Read entire statement here.


In 2017 Netflix released 13 Reasons Why to a global audience and extensive concern on the part of experts. A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found a significant increase in internet searches on suicide following the release of season 1. As a result and in preparation for the release of season 2 on May 18, 2018, an international coalition of leading experts in education, mental health and suicide prevention have released concerns and recommendations to youth, parents, educators and clinicians/professionals.

Read entire statement here.


News


Click here to download our World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 Report

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 Report

Read to discover World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 statistics and to see reports from events across the globe, including the UK, Ireland, India. Kenya, France, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to download our November 2018 News Bulletin

November 2018 News Bulletin

IASP President, Prof. Murad Khan, reviews the 2018 edition of World Suicide Prevention Day. He notes that "Despite international progress in suicide prevention, we still face many challenges, especially in some of the most rural and challenging parts of the world where resources are limited." He states further, "We can learn from countries such as Guyana and Japan in which non-governmenta organisations work together with their national Governments to tackle high suicide rates in their countries by adopting a multilevel approach."

Read about the 17th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (ESSSB17) that was held from September 5 to 8, 2018 in Ghent, Belgium. IASP Early Career Group (ECG) also offers reflections of the ESSSB17 meeting.

Learn about the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Lived Experience. See rationale for the group, objectives, planned activities and membership.

Discover the recently-established SIG on Suicidal Behaviour in Middle-Aged Adults. Browse to find contact details.

Shares IASP held a half-a-day train-the-trainer session Within the Intuition, Imagination & Innovation (Triple I) in Suicidology conference that was held between 7th and 8th June 2018 in Piran.

Dr Pandit Devjyoti Sharma shares an article about suicide prevention efforts in India.

Highlights the World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference to be held 22nd - 23rd November 2018 - Rendezvous Hotel Perth, Scarborough, Western Australia.

Pinar Thorn and Jo Robinson Orygen discuss #Chatsafe: A young person's guide for communicating safely online about suicide. Download the guide.

IASP China National Representative, Zhang Jie, describes suicide prevention activities in China.

Learn about the 30th IASP World Congress and the 52nd American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference.


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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