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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.

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Upcoming IASP Events


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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Briefing Statements

The statement on a new social media activity, referred to as the "Momo Challenge," was issued by the Suicide Awareness Voices of Education and the International Association for Suicide Prevention. It is important to note that we recommend sharing this briefing with relevant stakeholders in suicide prevention, youth mental health, education and parental organizations. Increasing media attention to the Momo Challenge is not recommended, however media that do wish to cover it should consult with SAVE/IASP for safe reporting information.

Read entire statement here.


In 2017 Netflix released 13 Reasons Why to a global audience and extensive concern on the part of experts. A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found a significant increase in internet searches on suicide following the release of season 1. As a result and in preparation for the release of season 2 on May 18, 2018, an international coalition of leading experts in education, mental health and suicide prevention have released concerns and recommendations to youth, parents, educators and clinicians/professionals.

Read entire statement here.


News


Click here to download our November 2018 News Bulletin

November 2018 News Bulletin

Professor Murad Khan, IASP President, offers a short review of World Suicide Prevention Day which was held on September 10th. He als notes, "Despite international progress in suicide prevention, we still face many challenges, especially in some of the most rural and challenging parts of the world where resources are limited." Prof. Khan states further, "We can learn from countries such as Guyana and Japan in which non-governmental organisations work together with their national Governments to tackle high suicide rates in their countries by adopting a multilevel approach."

Read about 17th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (ESSSB17) which was held between September 5 to 8, 2018 in the vibrant and cultural city of Ghent, Belgium where the event brought together 663 participants from 43 countries across all continents. See ESSSB17 Reflections from the IASP Early Career Group.

Discover the new IASP Special Interest Group (SIG) in Lived Experience. Read about the Group's rationale, objectivea, planned activities and membership details. Also find information on the recently-established IASP SIG on Suicidal Behaviour in Middle-Aged Adults.

Learn about new IASP webinar resources being offered to members only. Webinar sample titles include: "Clusters and Contagion" and "Evidence informed."

Detail within the Intuition, Imagination & Innovation (Triple I) in Suicidology conference, held between 7th and 8th June 2018 in Piran, IASP had the pleasure to hold a half-day train-the-trainer session.

Shares suicide prevention effort that are continuing in India including talks and proactive measures such as an official plan to erect suicide prevention and awareness signs in the Government offices of all 877 villages, with over 2000 signs provided to the Office of the District Development Officer for distribution.

World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference, to be held 22nd–23rd November 2018 - Rendezvous Hotel Perth, Scarborough, Western Australia notes that Registration is now open.

National Representative Australia shares a report on #Chatsafe: A young person's guide for communicating safely online about suicide, noting that "n partnership with young people, the University of Melbourne, Everymind, Portable, and Facebook, we have developed the world's first evidence-based guide on how young people can communicate safely online about suicide."

National Representative China, Zhang Jie reports on an annual conference of suicide research and prevention which was held in Mianyang, Sichuan, China in June, 2018.

Registrations are now open for the 30th IASP World Congress, to be held 17th to the 21st of September 2019, in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Discloses the 52nd American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference will be held April 24-27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado, with the theme "Converging Fields, Expanding Perspectives."


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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