@UnitedGMH @WHO @netshrink Why does suicide need to be decriminalised? To paraphrase @josaforo, 'Why wouldn't we decriminalise? If a person is in distress, why would you add to that with incarceration?' Thank you to all the speakers for their incredible insight this afternoon at the #MHForAll Webinar.
@UnitedGMH @WHO @netshrink How can the general population get involved in decriminalisation efforts? 'We need to be engaging with people with lived experience as well as families because directly hearing from those people is really going to have an impact.' - Natalie Drew @WHO at #MHForAll
@UnitedGMH @WHO "Despite what other laws might say, anyone who attempts suicide is to be presumed to be suffering from severe stress & therefore offered treatment. There is a general groundswell of opinion in India that suicide needs to be decriminalised." - @netshrink #MHForAll
@UnitedGMH @WHO Discussing the motivation behind the bill in Pakistan, Senator Shahadat Awan comments: "There are many factors that contribute to suicide and we are unanimous that it is a disease & it should be considered as such. It should be treated as a disease, not an offence." #MHForAll
@UnitedGMH "Decriminalisation is being seen now as one of the most critical tools or measures within the whole arsenal of suicide prevention efforts." - Natalie Drew, Technical Officer with the Mental Health Policy & Service Development Team at the @WHO #MHForAll
IASP Executive Director, Wendy Orchard opens #MHForAll Webinar: 'We are really delighted to co-chair the global Mental Health Action Network Suicide Decriminalisation Working Group with @UnitedGMH'
The decriminalisation of suicide in countries where suicide is still considered a criminal act is a fundamental stepping stone in ensuring individuals have access to appropriate mental health services. Join us today at the #MHForAll webinar with @UnitedGMH
ICYMI ➡️ Next week we'll be exploring suicide decriminalisation, what it means and why it matters in our upcoming #MHForAll webinar. Join us!
📣 The case for decriminalising suicide.
🗓️ Tuesday 26th October.
⏰ 14:00 BST.
SAVE THE DATE: @sjfcommo will be on our upcoming #ElevateTheConvo twitter chat on Oct 28th at 8PM ET/5PM PT. We will be talking about the impact of #burnout on students and workers. More: https://t.co/DlmKOex67f
🚨Last chance to contribute your distances to #cycletheglobe! Thank you to all our participants for raising awareness of #SuicidePrevention. Please ensure distances are submitted before Sunday 24th Oct for them to count toward this year's total 👉 https://t.co/t63gTkxzfd
A fantastic development in Pakistan and great news to be celebrated by all those who work to enusre those who are at risk have the right to access and seek the support they need.
Team Taskeen is happy to announce that the Suicide Decriminalization bill has been unanimously passed in Senate!
Read full article here: https://t.co/6YQpU7kDdb
#SuicideDecriminalization #MujrimNahiMareez #ZehniSehatSabKaHaq #Taskeen
IASP is delighted to be part of the next #MHForAll webinar as we discuss some of the key factors and challenges round decriminalising suicide.
Join us: Tuesday 26th October 2pmBST
Did you know that in 20 countries, death by suicide remains a criminal offence? Or that in some countries those who attempt to take their own lives risk severe penalties for themselves and their families?
Find out more in our next #MHForAll webinar. 🔗 https://t.co/hLAopG374o
Consultant Opportunity: @WHO are seeking to engage a consultant to focus on #SuicidePrevention. For further details see the WHO Careers Database:
Thank you to every single person who raised awareness of #SuicidePrevention by helping us to #CycleTheGlobe this year! 🌍 You can still manually submit your distances & donations until Sunday 24 October. Stay tuned to find out how far we achieved together! https://t.co/SGXv8hKs8C
Join us tomorrow as we chat with the @Facebook Safety Team about our #chatsafe for Educators resource. @FamilyStudies @IASPinfo @afspnational @RMIT @stanfordyouthmh @UniMelb @EdPsychResearch @NSWEducation @Living_Works @LivingWorksAus @batyrAus @rikkibattersby @1RosieThomas https://t.co/nH3kq8MsDF
To celebrate #WorldMentalHealthDay, the #chatsafe team would like to invite you to an online event where @JoRobinson_Aus & @louiselasala will talk about #chatsafe for educators resource. The event will be live-streamed on https://t.co/eUBe79QX4z this Tuesday at 10am AEDT.
Invest in mental health.
That's it. That's the tweet.
For today's #WorldMentalHealthDay, a number of authors & the editor of our book series Advances in Psychotherapy discuss their experiences & suggestions about #MentalHealthInAnUnequalWorld. @WMHDay @WFMH_Official @SCPdiv12 @DannyWedding @DrWekerle @loremdickey @richard_mckeon
“Suicide is preventable right up until the very last moment”
'Suicide is preventable right up until the very last moment.' Professor Rory O'Connor @suicideresearch talked to us about safety planning, following the release of Roman Kemp's moving documentary about his friend Joe’s suicide, #OurSilentEmergency .
Communities and individuals globally must be empowered to attain the highest standard of health, which can only be achieved when their mental health and well-being is ensured, and their rights respected. #WorldMentalHealthDay
The full impact of #COVID19 is yet unclear; however, it is clear the pandemic has laid bare & exacerbated the inequalities in #MentalHealth access globally. There are areas where more work needs to be done as we strive for mental health care for all. #WorldMentalHealthDay
#WorldMentalHealthDay is about more than advocacy. Let’s all feel empowered to look after our own mental health and provide support to others. Download our Take Time to Reach Out resource here 👉 https://t.co/Kk3XsMRK7a
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay!
#COVID19 has had a major impact on people’s #mentalhealth. Health workers, students, people living alone & those with pre-existing conditions have been particularly affected.
#LetsTalk today about how we can care for & support each other! #AskWHO
Today, on #WorldMentalHealthDay, Orygen is proud to launch two suites of resources designed to help #MentalHealth professionals consider the unique & diverse needs of multicultural (https://t.co/0Xd5rY2Jcj) & gender diverse (https://t.co/x2tmLcIvkd) young people & their families.
#WorldMentalHealthDay marks the final day of #CycleTheGlobe! 🌎 This is your last chance to help raise awareness of #SuicidePrevention, why not go for a cycle & move for #MentalHealth today? 🚴♂️🚴♀️
The decriminalisation of suicide in countries where suicide is still considered a criminal act, is a fundamental stepping stone in ensuring access to appropriate mental health services. Read the report from @UnitedGMH 👉 https://t.co/WYYhhF21vS #WorldMentalHealthDay
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. If you are struggling, you can connect with a free helpline around the world here: https://t.co/tx0atbGzDR
#WorldMentalHealthDay provides us with the opportunity to raise awareness about global #MentalHealth concerns. It's about more than advocacy, it provides an opportunity to empower people to look after their own mental health & provide support to others.
IASP continues to urge for action over #WorldMentalHealthDay and to highlight where more work can be done. A renewed commitment for the promotion, provision and protection of mental health care is needed now more than ever.
“All healthcare, including the treatment of mental health conditions, must respect peoples human rights” #WorldMentalHealthDay
We are in the middle of a growing global mental health crisis.
Everyone has a right to quality treatment for mental health conditions.
We must act now, to save lives and prevent suffering.
Please RT. Exciting PhD opportunity at @UofGlasgow and funded by @SAMHtweets 👇👇👇 https://t.co/0CsyfVVqu4
We are delighted to announce our continued partnership with @SAMHtweets.
An exciting new PhD scholarship on understanding suicide risk in young people.
Closing date for applications: 25th October 2021.
World Mental Health Day 2021 #WorldMentalHealthDay is on Sunday. IASP continues over this period, to urge for action and to highlight where more work can be done. Please read our full brief for World Mental Health Day 2021 here 👉https://t.co/DzkF4ndDsJ
In the lead up to #WorldMentalHealthDay, join @WHO tomorrow for their #AskWHO @TwitterSpaces chat on #SuicidePrevention at 4PM CEST 📆
Can you or your team make it to the top of our leaderboard? 🌟 You've got just 2 days left to help us #CycleTheGlobe to raise awareness of global #SuicidePrevention efforts 🌎🚴♀️🚴♂️ https://t.co/SGXv8hKs8C
Suicide remains illegal in at least 20 countries worldwide & attempted suicide is punishable under Sharia Law in a further 20 countries. This #WorldMentalHealthDay, IASP champions the decriminalisation of suicide & suicidal behaviour to work towards mental health care for all.
Thank you to all who attended the @InterventionJnl 'Speaking the Unspeakable' webinar. Such insightful and interesting discussions. Great to hear how ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ is being adopted among many for awareness raising around #suicideprevention.
"There is shared stigma about suicide and talking about suicide…it is very clear that suicide remains a taboo issue and it is very difficult to engage with communities on it" – Prabati Shrestha & Hatam Marzouk sharing experiences from Nepal and Iraq. @InterventionJnl
“It is time we dispel the myth and stigma around suicide and refugees, it’s time we become supportive, it is time we remain humane.” Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar at the ‘Speaking the Unspeakable webinar of the @InterventionJnl for #WorldMentalHealthDay
The @InterventionJnl 'Speaking the Unspeakable' opens with beautiful music and song from Rowan Roshni - providing such a peaceful start! #WorldMentalHealthDay
STARTING SOON 📆 Speaking the Unspeakable: An @InterventionJnl webinar on #SuicidePrevention & response. Using articles recently published in their September issue, we aim to provide a space for dialogue, sharing experiences & mutual learning. Join us 👉https://t.co/mnSLLUaRAG
#CycleTheGlobe is a completely free event because we want anyone from anywhere in the world to be able to participate. We truly appreciate every single donation made to further #SuicidePrevention efforts. https://t.co/SGXv8hKs8C
We're hosting a webinar with @InterventionJnl at 2pm CET today focused on their latest issue highlighting #SuicidePrevention & response among refugee & other conflict-affected populations in various settings. There's still time to register 👉 https://t.co/mnSLLUaRAG
Don’t miss keynote speaker, Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar at Speaking the Unspeakable: An @InterventionJnl Webinar tomorrow at 14:00 CET 📆 on #SuicidePrevention & response. Register here 👉 https://t.co/mnSLLTTgc6
@InterventionJnl To register, click the following link: https://t.co/zDbtmsGPpg
The global pandemic has impacted all aspects of people’s lives & it is vital that #MentalHealth & #SuicidePrevention remain priorities. We are asking you to cycle any distance until #WorldMentalHealthDay on 10 Oct to help prevent suicide. https://t.co/31s765ADYD #CycleTheGlobe
Leading up to #WorldMentalHealthDay, you are invited to a webinar from @InterventionJnl on 7 Oct 2021 at 14.00-15.30 CET, featuring keynote Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar. The latest issue features a section dedicated to #SuicidePrevention & Response.
Register 👉 https://t.co/PlvuIvpSoc
54,153 kilometers have been cycled so far worldwide to raise awareness of #SuicidePrevention! 🚴♀️🚴♂️ There's still time to take part, if you'd like to contribute to our #CycleTheGlobe campaign, simply register here 👉 https://t.co/31s765Sfnd
Delighted to have supported HBGI on this survey. Important issues and local considerations highlighted to increase suicide awareness.
For #SuicidePreventionMonth in September, HBGI conducted a survey with
@IASPinfo on views of suicide across 13 countries 🌍🌎🌏. Read about our findings here: https://t.co/Z6VEGf6laj and let us know what you think! #SuicideAwareness 4
The September issue of #Intervention features a section dedicated to #suicideprevention & response. Leading up to #WorldMentalHealthDay, you are invited to a webinar on 7 Oct 2021 at 14.00-15.30 CET, featuring keynote Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar. Register 👉 https://t.co/PlvuIvpSoc
IASP will be promoting 'Mental health care for all' and where more work in #suicideprevention is needed; the impacts of COVID-19, the decriminalisation of suicide and suicidal behaviour and support for the worlds refugees and IDPs.
Image Credit: @WHO
Did you miss anything on the final day of #IASPGOLDCOAST2021? Head to IASP News here 👉https://t.co/bzT90Q6opO to catch up on an amazing blog piece from ECR @sadhbhbyrne
The Aga Khan University (@AKUGlobal) is recruiting for an exciting position, focused on suicide prevention and intervention, in Kenya and/or Pakistan who will address, through research, academic programming and policy influence, the mounting burden of mental illness among vulnerable populations, with particular focus on regions lacking sufficient numbers of professionals with expertise in suicide prevention.
The UKRI Future Leaders fellowship project team is recruiting for postdocs and is interested to hear from future PhD students. This fellowship will examine how emerging technologies can fundamentally re-envision the conceptual models and mechanisms-of-delivery for existing prevention interventions in the context of child mental health.
Orygen (@orygen_aus) are recruiting for multiple positions including a part-time Research Assistant to join a clinical trial investigating ketamine as a treatment for youth depression; a Research Fellow to work in suicide prevention, health services and youth participation; two Administration Officers and an Online Youth Mental Health Clinician. Orygen work directly with young people, their families and friends, to pioneer new, positive approaches to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders.