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.
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.
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!”
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is acutely aware and deeply concerned about the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine. This evolving humanitarian crisis has already resulted in significant loss of life, breaches of human rights and unwarranted attacks on civilians. The mass evacuation of millions of native individuals from […]
There is growing interest and acknowledgement of the importance of lived experience of suicide. Lived expereince being defined as; having experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone through suicidal crisis, or been bereaved by suicide. The Special Interest Group on Lived Experience was launched in 2017 at […]
It’s now over 2 years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost 6 million people have lost their lives and 400 million people have been diagnosed with COVID around the globe.
With a couple of months of 2022 already upon us, it is a good opportunity to review our goals and intentions for the months ahead.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) will host their 10th Asia Pacific Conference in Gold Coast, Australia from 3rd-5th May 2022.