Welcome to the International Association for Suicide Prevention
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is dedicated to:
- preventing suicidal behaviour,
- alleviating its effects, and
- providing a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.
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 in official relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) concerned with suicide prevention.
In this section IASP provides information about the latest developments inside the IASP as well as coverage of recent updates on this site.
The structure of IASP is elected each two years and the current Executive board is listed in this section. Further you may find in the future links to member databases as well.
Want to know who is a member? Check it out in our members directory, accessible with password for members of IASP.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is dedicated to preventing suicidal behaviour, to alleviate its effects, and to provide a forum for academians, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors. In this section you may find the relevant contact point or person for your inquiry.
The College of Presidents is made up of the past presidents of IASP who bring together their wealth of knowledge and experience of IASP to strengthen the wisdom of the Association and be a source of counsel.
The College of Presidents provides mentorship to the Executive Committee through their committee representative and are available to represent the organization, provide advice and expertise, undertake investigations and reviews, and present recommendations and conclusions.
|Years||Presidents of IASP||Country|
|2009 – 2013||Lanny Berman||USA|
|2005 – 2009||Brian Mishara||Canada|
|2003 – 2005||Lars Mehlum||Norway|
|1999 – 2003||Diego De Leo||Australia|
|1997 – 1999||Robert Goldney||Australia|
|1995 – 1997||Jean-Pierre Soubrier||France|
|1991 – 1995||David Lester||USA|
|1989 – 1991||Nils Retterstøl||Norway|
|1985 – 1989||Kalle Achté||Finland|
|1979 – 1985||Walter Pöldinger||Switerland|
|1973 – 1979||Norman Farberow||USA|
|1971 – 1973||Erwin Stengel||United Kingdom|
|1961 – 1971||Erwin Ringel||Austria|