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March 2015 News Bulletin

In her article, "From the President," Professor Ella Arensman discusses the World Health Organization (WHO) report entitled, Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative, the first-ever global report on suicide prevention published by the WHO.

Professor Arensman notes this report represents a timely step in the context of the WHO Mental Health Action Plan, 2013–2020, which was published by WHO in 2013, and which achieved the commitment of Health Ministers from all WHO member states to work towards the global target of reducing the suicide rate in countries by 10% by 2020. She further reveals that the report has been translated into all six UN languages

Read to discover what is the current global status of suicide prevention and next steps, including the upcoming IASP World Congress in Montreal, WHO in collaboration with IASP will provide a platform for experts who contributed to the WHO Report, to discuss next steps, in particular provision of guidance for the implementation of recommended initiatives and actions as outlined in the report. In addition, a workshop will be held to facilitate feedback from country representatives and discussion on benefits and challenges in progressing the implementation of the report's actions in countries across the world.

Read an interview with Prof. Brian Mishara, Chairperson, Organizing and Scientific Committees, 28th IASP World Congress to be held June 16-20, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. Learn what would be advantages for young researchers at attend the Congress and more.

Find out about IASP awards, including The stengle Research Award, The Ringel Service Award, The Farberow Awards and the De Leo Fund Award.

Read about former IASP President Professor Jean-Pierre Soubrier, a fifty-year IASP member, who has been promoted to Officer in the National Order of Légion d'Honneur (France.) Learn about his significant contributions to suicide prevention.

Discover how in December 2014, Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises attempted suicide in India was overturned. This significant shift from a 'legal' to a 'medical' perspective regarding attempted suicide will present a challenge from a policy perspective as it requires access to mental health care for all those with attempted suicide

Dra. Silvia Peláez describes 2014 World Suicide Prevention Day that were carried out in Uruguay.

Details The University of Oxford and healthtalk.org have launched a new online resource to support parents and carers who have discovered their child is self-harming.

Learn about World suicide Prevention Day and its theme, Prevention Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives.

Reports IASP member and 2013 IASP Ringel Service Award winner, Professor Øivind Ekeberg was honoured with appointment to Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav.

Read about how 2014 World Suicide Prevention Day activites was marked in Afghanistan by an assembly held at the Ministry of Women's Affairs in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund.

Support World Suicide Prevention Day in Cycling Around the Globe. Details last year the total distances reached was almost four times the circumference of the planet or a total of 121,963.3 miles or 196,282 kilometers!

Learn about the Crisis Centre Resource Centre (CRES), Paris, France, that is located in the Centre Psychothérapique Spécialisé (Popincourt). This Centre Popincourt is a crisis center open to the public, dedicated to the struggle against isolation and suicide prevention, particularly for elderly people.

The IASP Executive Committee announced former IASP Development Consultant, Vanda Scott OBE has agreed to take on the voluntary role of International Adviser and thanks her for years of devoted service to IASP.

Details the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has announced the launch of its new video series, SPARK Talks: Suicide Prevention, Innovation, and Action. Browse for further

Find information on the following conferences: IASP/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research; 7th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association for Suicide Prevention; 6th TRIPLE i ConferenceAAS 48th Annual Conference.


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