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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 July 2018 News Bulletin

July 2018 News Bulletin

IASP President Professor Murad Khan introduces the summer edition of the newsletter, writing about the success of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Suicide Prevention which was held in New Zealand and had 276 attendees. He introduces a new Special Interest Group (SIG) on Lthe formal launchived Experience and notes the formal launch of the Clinical Advisory Services Aotearoa's new Postvention Guidelines for the Management of Suicide Clusters. Professor Khan also highlights the upcoming World Suicide Prevention Day to be held on September 10th.

Read more about the launch of postvention guidelines for the management of suicide clusters and the 2018 IASP Asia Pacific Conference. The Prevention of Intentional Pesticide Poisoning SIG offers an article entitled, "Where to now for the prevention of intentional pesticide poisoning?"

The SIG on suicidal behaviour in middle-aged adults offers a description of this Special Interest Group and invites people who are interested on this topic to the SIG launching symposium "Suicide and Self-harm in Middle-aged Adults" on the 17th European Symposium on Suicide & Suicidal Behaviour, taking place in Ghent, Belgium on 5 - 8 September 2018.

Learn more about World Suicide Prevention Day and its theme, "Working Together to Prevent Suicide."

Remco de Winter, IASP National representative for the Netherlands, shares an update of suicide and suicide prevention in The Netherlandsn noting that unfortunately the Dutch number of suicides are the last ten years dramatically increased from 1353 in 2007 to 1894 in 2016 (11.05/100.000) with an average increase of around 5% each year. Read about initiatives, implementation strategy and the National Strategy suicide prevention 2014-2018.

Promotes the 50th Congress of Journées du Groupement d'Etudes et de Prévention du Suicide.

The IASP Early Career Group offers an update sharing that the Group now has representation from 14 countries and recent and upcoming activities.

Learn about the World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference to be held 22nd-23rd November, 2018.

Offers an interview with the organizers of the European Symposium on Suicide & Suicidal Behaviour 2017 (ESSSB 17).

Dr Pandit Devjyoti Sharma shares that the The State Institute of Health and Family Welfare (SIHFW) has launched SAMAAD (Dialogue) training, which aims to improve the efficiency and ensure that staff to provide better health services to patients.

Read about the National Suicide Prevention Conference - Promoting Early Career Researchers and the upcoming Early Career Research Workshop and the Three Minute Thesis competition.


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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