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Following on from World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) 2015 IASP President, Ella Arensman, reflects on the 13th year of the marking of this unique day.
With WSPD 2015 over, this day was very successful with over 800 exciting events hosted in 73 countries across the world. In this piece we introduce you to some of the events that occurred upon which we will build in future editions of the IASP newsletter.
In this piece we commend the recipients of the IASP Biennial Congress Awards presented in Montréal, Canada. Recipients included Professor David Gunnell (Stengel Research Award); Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar (Ringel Service Award); Dr Sally Spencer-Thomas (Faberow Award); Dr Joseph Osafo (De Leo Fund Award); Mrs Vanda Scott OBE (Honorary Membership) and also Mr Kenneth Hemmerick (Certificate of Appreciation).
Professor Alejandro Gómez Chamorro, IASP National Representative of Chile, updates us on current suicide rates in Chile. Professor Gómez Chamorro further presents to us the details of the National Plan for the Prevention of Suicide and also two research projects on-going in the area of suicide research in Chile.
Current activities in suicide prevention in Belgium are presented to us by Professor Kees van Heeringen who provides information on the suicide prevention action plans and related activities in Flanders. Suicide prevention in the Wallonia region of Belgium is also briefly described.
A report from the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Suicide among Older Adults. This report from the SIG, which is comprised of more than 100 members from over 22 different countries, details the many publications form the group in recent years. It also lists several of the on-going future plans of the group, currently co-chaired by Annette Erlangsen and Sylvie Lapierre.
Early Career Researcher Dr Abigail Kotowski presents her work. Dr Kotowski's work recommends incorporating instructional competencies into baccalaureate nursing education in order to increase the competence of nursing students in their pursuit to care for patients expressing suicidal ideation.
Register for the 24th European Congress of Psychiatry 2016, due to take place in Madrid, Spain on 12-15 March 2016.
'Connecting for Life' 2015-2020, is the new Irish Suicide Prevention Strategy. This strategy launched in June 2015 envisions an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities are empowered to improve their mental health and well-being. This vision for this strategy is set out in and clearly defined in accordance with seven goals, all detailed in this short report.
The Durkheim Project, an initiative which analyses real-time social media communications and mobile content of veterans to determine suicide or self-harm risk may soon be adopted for use amongst Australian youths according to the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre in Australia.
Following the sad passing of Dr. Aishwarya Sinniah, Prof. Thambu Maniam offers a heartfelt obituary to honour this gifted IASP member and PhD graduate.
Read the Special Interest Group on Postvention and Suicide Bereavement Supplement which reflects on Presentations at the IASP World Congress, Montreal, 16-20 June 2015.
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