Updates from the Helplines Best Practices Special Interest Group

Updates from the Helplines Best Practices Special Interest Group

Our objective is to pursue a shared interest in Helplines for suicide prevention, with a view to making a substantive contribution to improved understanding, practice or policy relating to their operation, effectiveness and impact. SIG member Tony Fitzgerald shares innovation My Circle, a free, private, safe and anonymous social platform for 13-25 year olds. […]

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#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 3

#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 3

As somebody who has been personally involved in the Western Pacific Region for the past year through IASP’s Regional Suicide Prevention Networks Programme, I was excited to hear about the experiences and issues related to surveillance of suicidal behaviour in the region.

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#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 2

#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 2

After attending Tuesday’s pre-conference workshops, I was excited to attend day two of the official conference program. As someone identifying as a member of a priority population, I made a beeline for Keynote 3.

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#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 1

#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 1

The first thing I noticed at the venue was lots of laughter and excited hugs at seeing friends in person again. I often overheard, “It’s great to finally meet in person” or “you are taller than you are on zoom!”

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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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