I’ve been delighted to attend the 32nd World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), which started officially on Tuesday 19 September 2023 in Piran, Slovenia. It was so exciting to be a part of this community of academics, researchers, clinicians, crisis workers, lived experience, and volunteers from different […]
The 10th of September is World Suicide Prevention Day. On this day, we encourage all to ‘Create Hope Through Action’ to draw attention to this important public health issue globally and to disseminate the message that suicides are preventable. By encouraging understanding, reaching in and sharing experiences, this theme gives […]
The IASP Executive Committee has commissioned an organisational evaluation of IASP to obtain valid information about the performance of the association, the factors that affect performance and recommendations for future development.
IASP is delighted to announce the introduction of a Pan-American Conference to the suite of conferences, congress and events that take place globally.
Globally, an estimated 703,000 people die by suicide each year among which includes up to 80% who visited their primary care physician in the year prior to their death. Primary care is the bedrock of any health system and as such, has a vital role to play in a system-wide […]
Self-harm, a topic often given short-shrift, was the focus of the recent Black Dog Institute Summit on Self-Harm, held in Sydney.
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).
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 […]
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.