IASP Presidents’ Message

IASP Presidents’ Message

The end of summer and the beginning of autumn have been extremely eventful for IASP. Highlights have included being able to meet in person again for the European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (ESSSB), as well as globally impactful campaigns surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) and World Mental Health Day (WMHD).

Read More
World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Globally, an estimated 703,000 people die by suicide each year among which 77% of the deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries (WHO 2022). These global suicide rates are a serious public health concern. Every life lost to suicide creates a devastating impact to families, communities, and nations. To highlight this issue […]

Read More
World Suicide Prevention Day 2022 Campaign

World Suicide Prevention Day 2022 Campaign

September is here! For IASP, World Suicide Prevention Day is more than just one day and our awareness period continues until World Mental Health Day on the 10th October. We are delighted to share with our supporters the new World Suicide Prevention Day Awareness Film.

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
Verified by MonsterInsights