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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 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.


Upcoming IASP Events


2 - 5 May, 2018
IASP 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Conference
Copthorne Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand

2017 WSPD

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17 - 21 September, 2019
30th IASP World Congress
Breaking Down Walls and Building Bridges
Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland

IASP World Congress 2019


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News


Click here to download our February 2018 News Bulletin

February 2018 News Bulletin

IASP President Professor Murad Khan introduces the first 2018 issue of the IASP news bulletin. In reflecting on 2017 activities, he notes growth in activities, increasing membership and that start of new SIGs and working groups. Professor Khan extends a warm invitation to the 8th IASP Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Suicide Prevention

Find a book review of "Postvention in Action: The International Handbook of Suicide Bereavement Support," that includes contributions from leading experts from around the world that address the complex and extensive field at hand. The handbook presents the state-of-art of suicide bereavement support and will be of great value for the clinician, researcher, lecturer, and policymaker who wishes to be updated on postvention research and practice.

Learn about Nomenclature Special Interest Group that aspires to generate an internationally-standardized nomenclature on all terms within the area of suicidology, inclusive of death wishes, assisted suicide and bereavement, which may render research more comparable across the globe.

Documentary filmmmaker William Feigelman offers a reflective piece about two Korean women who visited other suivivors of suicide, noting the experiences of the bereaved Korean women was similar to that of their American counterparts. Browse to find a download link of the film Farewell Too Soon.

Shares a surveillance success story of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) that set out to improve its system wide surveillance of suicide deaths to inform prevention activities.

IASP Early Career Group offers a review of recent activities such a its first Twitter questions and answer session with Professor Ellen Townsend on January 23rd.

IASP Early Career Group offers a review of recent activities such a its first Twitter questions and answer session with Professor Ellen Townsend on January 23rd.

Discover World Suicide Prevention Cycle Around the Globe awards given for Greatest Team Distance Cycled and Greatest Individual Distance Cycled.

Read to learn more about the 51st Annual AAS Conference, IASP Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Suicide Prevention, The European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (ESSSB17) and the 26th European Psychiatric Association Congress.


Early Career Group Newsletter December 2017

Download the inaugural edition of Engage -the Early Career Group newsletter, that introduces this new and growing IASP group. Read to find information on upcoming conferences or to discover features and snapshot pieces from early career persons working in the area of suicidology.


WSPD lapel pins

WSPD Lapel Pins

Introducing our Enamel Awareness ribbon in yellow and orange. The Ribbon and its colours signify suicide prevention awareness around the world.This two-toned Ribbon is also indicative of a candle flame which ties in with the "Light a Candle" and WSPD activities. The Ribbon will be available year round for online sale.

Please visit the WSPD Lapel Pins page for cost, packaging and handling details.