The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of people’s lives, relationships, health and well-being – the world over – and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. During public health emergencies, it is vital that mental health and suicide prevention remain priorities. It is important that we all as individuals do what we can to look after ourselves and each other.
As the leading global suicide prevention organisation, IASP’s COVID-19 Resource Centre aims to provide information for those seeking resources related to the pandemic and suicidal behaviour, suicidal ideation and self-harm. If you wish to collaborate with us, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In April 2020, the then IASP President, mindful of IASP’s leading role as an international suicide prevention organisation, in furtherance of the organisation’s central mission, and in response to the threats to global mental health and the risk of suicidal behaviour resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, established a Presidential Special Task Force on COVID-19 (PSTFC). Read the IASP Protocol here.
If you are experiencing COVID19-related mental health issues, do not hesitate to reach out for support.