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.
The Election process for the period 2023 – 2026 is now open. Emails have been sent out with form for nominating IASP members for the Executive Committee 2023-2026.
We are now almost a month until World Suicide Prevention Day 2022. The theme for 2022 continues to be ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ as we hope to encourage and empower people to take action to further prevent suicide around the world.
As we approach the midway point of the year, it is an opportunity to both reflect and look forward. It seems like we are at a stage where we can come together again in person to share our experiences and become reinvigorated following the challenges of COVID.
Over the last year, the Regional Suicide Prevention Networks Programme (RSPNP) has gained significant momentum, enhancing knowledge within IASP about suicide prevention activity and programmes across different regions of the world.
Cycle Around the Globe returns for the ninth year running to raise awareness of suicide prevention. The free, virtual cycling event commences on World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) and continues to World Mental Health Day (10 October).
The World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland. This year, it was the first in-person event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme for the Assembly was “Health for peace, peace for health”, befitting a world […]
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. […]