The IASP 10th Asia Pacific Conference
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) will host their 10th Asia Pacific Conference in Gold Coast, Australia from 3rd-5th May 2022.
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 […]
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 […]
#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 […]
#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 […]
#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 […]
World Congress ECG Blog – Day 1
Wow. What an incredible start to the 31st World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention! We had an incredibly moving Welcome to Country by Kombumerri man, Lann Levinge. Shayne Connell spoke of the fantastic suicide prevention programs that Living Works have developed for young, LGTBIQ and Aboriginal peoples. […]
Decriminalising Suicide: Reducing Stigma, Saving Lives.
As we approach World Suicide Prevention Day this Friday, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has been priviledged to support United for Global Mental Health with the launch of a new report, Decriminalising Suicide: Reducing Stigma, Saving Lives. Suicide remains a criminal offence in 20 countries, with some laws dating […]