Globally, an estimated 703,000 people die by suicide each year among which includes up to 80% who visited their primary care physician in the year prior to their death. Primary care is the bedrock of any health system and as such, has a vital role to play in a system-wide […]
Another year is upon us! So I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for 2023. 2022 was another incredibly productive year for IASP.
Universal Health Coverage Day is celebrated every year on the 12th of December with an aim to promote universal access to affordable and high-quality healthcare services.
Human Rights Day, celebrated every year on December 10, is being observed this year under the theme “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All”.
Self-harm, a topic often given short-shrift, was the focus of the recent Black Dog Institute Summit on Self-Harm, held in Sydney.
IASP’s free virtual cycling event has seen its most monumental participation to date with over 2,000 participants in over 47 countries cycling to raise awareness for suicide prevention.
The end of summer and the beginning of autumn have been extremely eventful for IASP. Highlights have included being able to meet in person again for the European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (ESSSB), as well as globally impactful campaigns surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) and World Mental Health Day (WMHD).
The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day, aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
Globally, an estimated 703,000 people die by suicide each year among which 77% of the deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries (WHO 2022). These global suicide rates are a serious public health concern. Every life lost to suicide creates a devastating impact to families, communities, and nations. To highlight this issue […]