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IASP President, Prof. Ella Arensman discusses the work done during the last three months, including IASP's Asia Pacific Conference in Tokyo, 18-21st May 2016, the IASP and WHO collaborative presentaion of the Train-The-Trainer (TTT) programme for increasing awareness of suicide and self-harm to emergency healthcare staff in Seoul, Republic of Korea. She describes another IASP/WHO collaboration, a webinar on the progress and challenges in developing and evaluating national suicide prevention programmes. Prof Arensman also notes IASP's participation in the 16th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (ESSSB16) in Oviedo, Spain and World Suicide Prevention Day which this year will coincide with the last day of the ESSSB16 conference.
IASP General Secretary, Prof. Jane Pirkis reviews IASP's 7th Asia Pacific Regional Conference which was held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Suicide Prevention.
Learn about the work of IASP's Special Interest Group - Prevention of Intentional Pesticide Poisoning, including the publication of a bibliography of references on pesticide poisoning on the IASP SIG website.
Co-Chairs Dr. Dan Reidenberg and Dr. Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, offer a description of activities carried out by IASP's Suicide and the Media Special Interest Group such as the Media Guidelines for Reporting on Suicide now in four languages.
IASP IASP National Representative of Portugal, Alexandre Teixeira shares a handful of intervention projects in the field of suicide prevention in Portugal. Learn about the "+ Contigo" Project, ISMAI Stop Depression program, and the promotion of the first Post-Graduation Course on Suicidal Behaviour in Portugal.
Learn about suicide prevention activities in the U.K., in this report written by Dr. Gill Green, IASP National Representative of the United Kingdom.
Discover recent suicide prevention activities Argentina and Suriname in articles penned respectively by Ernesto Ruben Paez, IASP National Representative of Argentina, and Toby Graafsma, IASP National Representative of Suriname with Zamora Pengel.
Paulius Skruibis, IASP National Representative Lithuania, discusses the Vilnius Suicide Prevention Memorandum, signed by 30 organisations such as the municipality, hospitals, mental health centres, NGO's and Vilnius University
Browse to discover Connecting for Life: Ireland's National Strategy to Reduce Suicide (2015–2020) in this article written by Gerry Raleigh, Director of National Office for Suicide Prevention.
"Preventing suicide among young Australians" is an article shared by Dr. Jo Robinson, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health Orygen, Australia. She notes recent suicide data for Australia shows that suicide rates among young people are at their highest in over a decade and now account for around 1/3 of all deaths in those aged 15–24 years. Read for details.
Read the article entitled, Suicide among emergency medical services personnel written by Chris Caulkins, Emergency Medical Services Program Director / Faculty, and Executive Director, Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research, Woodbury, Minnesota.
Offers a description of the new WSPD Suicide Prevention Day awareness ribbon and Cycle Around the Globe.
See Suggested Activities for WSPD 2016.
Details the World Federation for Mental Health 2016 International Conference.
Provides information on IASP's XXIX World Congress to be held from 18 - 22 July in Kuching, Malaysia.
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