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As a prelude to the upcoming 28th World Congress being held in Montreal from 16-20th June, IASP President, Ella Arensman, offers a reflection on the 18th World Congress which was held in Montreal in 1993 in which attended as a young researcher. She discusses issues current at that time and notes how prevention and intervention and how nomenclature topics relate to the congress theme of New Discoveries and Technologies in Suicide Prevention.
Covenor of the Special Interest Group on Helplines Best Practices, Alan Woodward offers an update, including noting two symposium which will be held during the Congress, and Dan Reidenberg and Thomas Niederkrotenthaler offer a Suicide and the Media Task Force update. Learn about ongoing projects such as assisting Facebook in developing a new suicide prevention application that assists users in seeking and obtaining help in a crisis.
Dr. Jo Robinson, Senior Research Fellow Orygen, discusses new research work program focusing on social media. This work was underpinned by a systematic review and stakeholder survey, which together demonstrated that social media allows people who are suicidal, or those bereaved by suicide, to seek support from others with shared experiences, in an anonymous and non-judgmental manner.
Dr. Katsadoros Kyriakos, IASP National Representative for Greece, reports on the state of suicide and suicide prevention in the country, noting that according to data obtained from the Greek Statistical Authority the age group 65 years and over have the highest rates among all age groups over the last ten years. Read for further details.
Dr. Avshalom Aderet, IASP National Representative for Israel, and Path-to-Life, Chairman, reveals over 500 people die by suicide in Israel annually. About 6,000 engage in suicidal behavior and end up in the Emergency Room. See what challenges his suicide prevention organization faces.
Read an obituary of Professor Klaus Böhme who was an outstanding member of the German Association for Suicide Prevention (DGS)and served as President between 1982-1986. Pr Böhme was the Chairman of the XVI - IASP Congress held in Hamburg, 1-5 September 1991. R.I.P.
See the results of the IASP Executive Committee elections 2015.
Find a list of List of current IASP National Representatives 2015.
Download the agenda for the General Assembly meeting at the XXVIII IASP World Congress In Montreal, Canada on 19 June 2015 at 13:00 – 14:30
Notes the The XXIX IASP World Congress will be taking place in Malaysia
Read to learn about the upcoming IASR/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research, taking place on October 11th–14th, will bring together suicide researchers studying topics ranging from neurobiology and genetics to prevention and intervention.
As with previous IASP Congress a Lunch with Experts will feature in the upcoming Montréal Congress. Each lunch involves three renowned experts in suicide research and prevention, who will be available over a 60 minute lunch session to discuss their work in research, treatment and prevention in an informal setting. Find out who the experts are.
Includes European Alliance Against Depression's Fact Sheet on suicide in the European Union.
Download the World Suicide Prevention Day 2015 brochure and suggested activities sheet.
Learn about Cycle Around the Globe 2015. Read to discover in 2014 alone the total distance reached by our participants was almost four times the circumference of the entire planet, a total of 121,963.3 miles.
New IASP member question and answers.
Reports on passing of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act.
Read Mental Health in Lithuania and Europe 10 years after the Helsinki Conference: from 'the vision of needed changes' to 'actual results," a paper presented by IASP President Professor Ella Arensman recently at the recent Mental Health Conference in Lithuania which reflected on the past 10 years since the Helsinki Conference, in which the WHO approved the Mental Health Declaration and Action Plan for Europe 2005–2010.
Dr. Dhruba Pathak discusses how the recent catastrophic earthquake and repeated numerous aftershocks, in Nepal, which have killed thousands of people in Nepal has opened another dimension of suicidal risk amongst its survivors. See what challenges are being faced.
Read the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) Spotlight: Expanding the Reach of Zero Suicide in States and Communities. Find resources to download.
IASP National Representative to Argentina, Ernesto Ruben Paez, announces that as of March 11th 2015 a new National Suicide Prevention Act was passed in Argentina.
Download the Special Interest Group on Postvention and Suicide Bereavement Supplement that offers two pieces, one detailing a piece on Mates In Construction, an Australian Initiative, as covered by John Brady and secondly a memorial piece for John Peters (RIP).
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