Message on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine

Message on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is acutely aware and deeply concerned about the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine. This evolving humanitarian crisis has already resulted in significant loss of life, breaches of human rights and unwarranted attacks on civilians. The mass evacuation of millions of native individuals from […]

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IASP and Lived Experience – A Special Interest Group Update

IASP and Lived Experience – A Special Interest Group Update

There is growing interest and acknowledgement of the importance of lived experience of suicide. Lived expereince being defined as; having experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone through suicidal crisis, or been bereaved by suicide. The Special Interest Group on Lived Experience was launched in 2017 at […]

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Suicide trends during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan

Suicide trends during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan

As of September 2021, 200 million people worldwide had been infected with COVID-19, with deaths exceeding 4.5 million. In Japan, 1.6 million people have been infected thus far, and 16,000 have died. In Japan, as in other countries, physical distancing and stay-at-home advisories introduced to deter spread of infection have […]

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World Mental Health Day 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

World Mental Health Day provides us with the opportunity to raise awareness about global mental health concerns and to urge for renewed action. The theme, “Mental Health in an Unequal World” highlights the global differences and challenges faced in ensuring mental health care for all. The full impact of COVID-19 […]

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#IASPGOLDCOAST2021 – Day 4

#IASPGOLDCOAST2021 – Day 4

The IASP World Congress 2021 has drawn to a close! Before I start this blog off, I want to send congratulations and gratitude to the Congress Scientific Committee and the Local Organising Committee, particularly to Conference Organiser Wendy Cliff. I’m sure all will agree that the Congress was a resounding […]

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#IASPGOLDCOAST2021 – Day 3

#IASPGOLDCOAST2021 – Day 3

I felt very privileged to be asked to write a blog post detailing my journey through Day 3 of the 31st IASP World Congress. Following on from the fantastic blogs of Day 1 by Tessa (@TessaCutler) and Day 2 by Laura (@LHemming123), I wanted to share what I was able […]

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#IASPGOLDCOAST2021 Day 2: Keynotes and symposiums and earthquakes, oh my!

#IASPGOLDCOAST2021 Day 2: Keynotes and symposiums and earthquakes, oh my!

I logged onto my laptop at 08:59 on Wednesday 22nd September, grateful for the virtual nature of IASP World Congress 2021 which had afforded me the opportunity to attend the first session of the day in my pyjamas. At 09:00am Professor Vikram Patel began his incredibly informative presentation, as part […]

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