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Iasp President, Ella Arensman relects on acitivities and developments over the past year, including key activities such as the 29th IASP World Congress, World suicide prevention Day 2015 and the recent 2nd Symposium on Suicide Prevention in the Caribbean region, where one significant outcome was the acceptance of a Declaration on Suicide Prevention for the Cayman Islands by Government representatives.
IASP 1st Vice President, Dr. Murad Khan, discusses the challenges in providing dignity in mental health in Pakistan, where the psychiatrist to population ratio is about one psychiatrist to half to one million people. Read to learn more about the extent of mental disorders in the country.
Read a Report on the 2nd Caribbean Regional Symposium on Suicide Prevention that was held in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, December 3-5, 2015, that was prepared by IASP Council of National Representatives Co-Chair, Dr Loraine Barnaby who also served as the Symposium's organization committee's Chair.
Co-Chairs of IASP's Special Interest Group on Suicide Among Older Adults Annette Erlangsen and Sylvie Lapierre offers a report detailing publications that have appeared based on the group's joint efforts. Learn about ongoing and plans for future projects.
Seyed Kazem Malakouti MD, IASP National Representative for Iran offers a report on suicide prevention activities in the country, including the founding of the Iranian Scientific Society for Suicide Prevention (ISSSP) and founding of the research unit of suicide behaviors in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences.
A review of suicide and suicide prevention in the Netherlands, is delivered by IASP National Representative for the Netherlands, Remco de Winter MD PhD, where he reports that the suicide rate in the country increased from 1,353 in 2007 to 1,854 in 2013. Read to learn more about key role players in Dutch suicide prevention, the Dutch Guideline and status of suicide research.
Read the introduction of clinical psychologist, Dr Sally Spencer-Thomas, 2015 IASP Faberow Award winner by Dr Frances Yik Wa Law, Chair of the Selection Committee, noting that the Dr. Spenser-Thomas was selected out of the other nine worthy nominees because not only she met all of the four selection criteria with high scores, but also she has demonstrated an organized and strategic method in leading to significant contributions to the field of working with people bereaved by suicide.
Learn about Dr. Erminia Colucci, (PhD Cultural Psychiatry), winner of the Andrej Marusic Prize 2015, who is is a Lecturer at the Centre forPsychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London and Honorary Research Fellow, Global and Cultural Mental Health Unit, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne (Australia).
Professor Paul Yip reports that the The Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, Hong Kong has published a revised and updated version of the “Suicide and the Media: Recommendations on Suicide Reporting for Media Professionals” handbook of 2004.
Read new IASP member Sebastian Scherr's response to a survey recently administered.
Find details about the IASP 7th Asia Pacific Regional Conference to be held in Tokyo, Japan, in May 2016 or the 7th Triple i Conference to be held in Piran, Slovenia, in May 2016, or the XXIX IASP World Congress to be held in Kuching, Malaysia, July 2017.
Notes on September 8th-10th 2016 the 16th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour will be held in Oviedo, Spain.
The American Association of Suicidology is hosting its 49th Annual Conference from March 30 to April 2, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.
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