World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

We are now almost a month until World Suicide Prevention Day 2022. The theme for 2022 continues to be ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ as we hope to encourage and empower people to take action to further prevent suicide around the world.

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IASP President’s Message – Quarter 2, 2022

IASP President’s Message – Quarter 2, 2022

As we approach the midway point of the year, it is an opportunity to both reflect and look forward. It seems like we are at a stage where we can come together again in person to share our experiences and become reinvigorated following the challenges of COVID.

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Establishing the Regional Suicide Prevention Networks Programme (RSPNP): One year on

Establishing the Regional Suicide Prevention Networks Programme (RSPNP): One year on

Over the last year, the Regional Suicide Prevention Networks Programme (RSPNP) has gained significant momentum, enhancing knowledge within IASP about suicide prevention activity and programmes across and within different regions of the world and promoting collaboration and cooperation in the development and implementation of a strategic and evidence-informed approach to […]

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Cycle Around the Globe Returns

Cycle Around the Globe Returns

Cycle Around the Globe returns for the ninth year running to raise awareness of suicide prevention. The free, virtual cycling event commences on World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) and continues to World Mental Health Day (10 October).

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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention at the World Health Assembly

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention at the World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland. This year, it was the first in-person event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme for the Assembly was “Health for peace, peace for health”, befitting a world […]

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Updates from the Helplines Best Practices Special Interest Group

Updates from the Helplines Best Practices Special Interest Group

Our objective is to pursue a shared interest in Helplines for suicide prevention, with a view to making a substantive contribution to improved understanding, practice or policy relating to their operation, effectiveness and impact. SIG member Tony Fitzgerald shares innovation My Circle, a free, private, safe and anonymous social platform for 13-25 year olds. […]

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#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 3

#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 3

As somebody who has been personally involved in the Western Pacific Region for the past year through IASP’s Regional Suicide Prevention Networks Programme, I was excited to hear about the experiences and issues related to surveillance of suicidal behaviour in the region.

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#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 2

#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 2

After attending Tuesday’s pre-conference workshops, I was excited to attend day two of the official conference program. As someone identifying as a member of a priority population, I made a beeline for Keynote 3.

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#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 1

#IASPGOLDCOAST2022 – Day 1

The first thing I noticed at the venue was lots of laughter and excited hugs at seeing friends in person again. I often overheard, “It’s great to finally meet in person” or “you are taller than you are on zoom!”

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