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Welcome!

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is dedicated to:

Founded by the late Professor Erwin Ringel and Dr. Norman Farberow in 1960, IASP now includes professionals and volunteers from more than fifty different countries. IASP is a Non-Governmental Organization in official relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) concerned with suicide prevention.

If you are feeling suicidal or know of someone who needs help, browse Help to find a crisis center anywhere in the world.


IASP Awards

Please click here to download the IASP Awards information sheet in PDF Format that details the four awards available.


Please note that the nominations for National Representatives are underway in the following countries and members are invited and encouraged to participate in this significant and democratic event:

Australia
Austria
Brazil
China
Estonia
India
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Netherlands
Pakistan
South Africa
Sri Lanka
United Kingdom

If you did not receive nomination papers, it may be due to the fact that the IASP Central Administrative Office has yet to receive payment for 2014 membership fees. If you have paid your membership fee and not received nomination papers, please contact the IASP Central Administrative Office as soon as possible, email: membership@iasp.info A ballot paper will be sent to you immediately.


Upcoming IASP Events


16-20 June, 2015
The 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
XXVIII IASP World Congress
New Discoveries and Technologies in Suicide Prevention
Montréal, Québec, Canada

28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention

The 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, in collaboration with the Quebec Suicide Prevention Association, the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Action Montreal, will be held from June 16-20, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The congress theme is New Discoveries and Technologies in Suicide Prevention. For further information, please click here to contact Professor Brian Mishara.

First Announcement


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News


Click here to download our August/September 2014 News Bulletin

August/September 2014 News Bulletin

Ella Arensman, writes her column as President of the IASP about how we can make a better case for suicide prevention to national governments and policy makes.

View a report on the IASP Task Force on Nomenclature -trans-culturally applicable - of suicide - related phenomena.

Catch up on the news from ESSSB15, held in Tallinn, Estonia; we interviewed the organisers.

Loraine Barnaby National Representative for Jamaica and Co-Chair of the Council of National Representatives dicusses Suicidal behavior in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands - Similarities and Differences.

Stephane Amadeo and Ella Arensman review The 6th IASP Asia Pacific Conference On Suicide Prevention and the resulting recommendations.

Young Resercher Alexandre Teixeira pens an article on Suicide Behaviors in Sex Workers. The Importance of Studying a Hidden Reality.

Ulrich Hegerl and Ella Arensman report on presenting the iFightDepression tool to members of the European Parliament.

Read an interview with a new IASP member Carlos Henrique Aragao Neto (Brazil)

Discover the XXVIII IASP World Congress to be held, 16-20 June 2015, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The theme of the congress is, New Discoveries and Technologies in Suicide Prevention.

Find resources and support materials relating to World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10, 2014

Includes the 2014 IASP membership application form.


IASP Bereavement and Postvention Special Interest Group Newsletter

Leonore Hanssens shares a paper presented at the 4th Australian Postvention Conference, held in June, 2014, in Sydney, Australia, entitled, "The impact of 5uicide Contagion and Echo Clusters in remote Indigenous communities in Northern Territory, Australia."

A Handrail on my Journey; Providing Support for People Bereaved by Suicide in Sydney, Australia is the title of this artitle written by Jane Mowll of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Sydney and The University of Notre Dame, Australia. Learn about the SUpport After Suicide Program, now in its 14th year.

Director of Services with Consile, the National Suicide Charity, Ciarán, pens a a report on extending bereavement supports after suicide in Ireland. Learn about the Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service that was introduced this year in five new regional areas, with a dedicated liaison officer working in each area. Read to discover what the Service intends to offer.

Karl Andriessen provides postvention highlights from the 15th ESSSB symposium, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in August, 2014.

Browse to find a Six Month Review of the IASP Bereavement and Postvention Special Interest Group. See proposed activities over the nex six months.

Learn about upcoming events and contact details.

Click here to download the newsletter.