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 77 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.

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Upcoming IASP Events

10 September, 2019
World Suicide Prevention Day
Working Together to Prevent Suicide

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Web page

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

IASP World Congress 2019

7 – 9 July, 2020
9th IASP Asia Pacific Conference
Taipei, Taiwan

9th IASP Asia Pacific Conference

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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:

Hong Kong
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 2018 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 nomination paper will be sent to you immediately.

IASP provides awards for those who have contributed in a significant way to the furthering of the aims of the Association. Awards are presented at the IASP biennial conference. Visit the IASP Awards page to see nomination details and deadlines.

Briefing Statements

Click here to read IASP briefing statements on issues pertaing to suicide and suicide prevention.


Click here to download our September 2019 News Bulletin

September 2019 News Bulletin

IASP President, Prof. Murad Khan reports on the IASP 3rd Regional Caribbean Symposium took place in early May in Trinidad & Tobago which was focused on evidence-based research, best practice and innovative suicide prevention activities. In addition he notes the World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th) is fast approaching with the theme of 'Working Together to Prevent Suicide." Read about the upcoming IASP World Congress, in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland , which brings together a broad variety of perspectives from academics and practitioners across several disciplines.

Read a tribute an in memorian dedicated to Dr Jan Mokkenstorm, MD PhD, who was very active in suicide prevention and research for more than two decades, and he was the founder of the 113 Suicide Prevention Service in The Netherlands.

Discover highlights of the 3rd IASP Caribbean Regional Symposium, including the workshop on suicide prevention in international context and another workshop entitled "Surveillance of Suicide, Suicide Attempts/Self HarM: Challenges and Evidence-based Approaches.

Learn about a 2-day consultation meeting in Moscow on implementing and strengthening suicide prevention activities in Russia that was attended by Prof. Ella Arensman in March of this year.

Browse to find keynote speakers at the 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, 17-21 September, 2019.

Find a copy of the World Suicide Prevention Day brochure and a statement from the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), for World Mental Helth Day.

Read about suicide prevention activities in Guyana and India.

Download to see the WSPD Cycle Around the Globe poster.

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.

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