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Welcome to the International Association for Suicide Prevention

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 in official relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) concerned with suicide prevention.


IASP Strategic Overview 2013 – 2018


News

In this section IASP provides information about the latest developments inside the IASP as well as coverage of recent updates on this site.

Executive Committee

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.

Members Directory

Want to know who is a member? Check it out in our members directory, accessible with password for members of IASP.

Contacts

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.


College of Presidents

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.

Past Presidents

YearsPresidents of IASPCountry
2009 – 2013Lanny BermanUSA
2005 – 2009Brian MisharaCanada
2003 – 2005Lars MehlumNorway
1999 – 2003Diego De LeoAustralia
1997 – 1999Robert GoldneyAustralia
1995 – 1997Jean-Pierre SoubrierFrance
1991 – 1995David LesterUSA
1989 – 1991Nils RetterstølNorway
1985 – 1989Kalle AchtéFinland
1979 – 1985Walter PöldingerSwiterland
1973 – 1979Norman FarberowUSA
1971 – 1973Erwin StengelUnited Kingdom
1961 – 1971Erwin RingelAustria