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IASP Task Force - Suicide in Prisons
Preventing Suicide in Jails and Prisons (UPDATE 2007)
Preventing Suicide: a resource for prison officers
To bring together the available knowledge and expertise on suicidal behaviour in
prisons in order to facilitate the wider dissemination of the fundamentals of
effective suicide prevention in prisons.
- To collect the "grey literature" on suicide in prisons (reports, government
publications) and to disseminate it.
- To create a bank of official strategies of suicide prevention in prisons and to
have it available on the WEB.
- To collect available screening instruments specific to inmate populations.
- To prepare an international grant application to test these instruments.
- To prepare a one day Symposium or Workshop to be included in the next IASP
Congress in Ireland in 2007.
- To update the WHO guide "Preventing suicide. A resource for prison officers
Chair and Contact Person
Dr. Patrick Frottier
Medical Director of the JA Mittersteig
A-1050 Vienna, Austria
Fax : 00-43-1-5451691-236
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Special Interest Groups
Clusters and Contagion in Suicidal Behaviour
Culture and Suicidal Behaviour
Emergency Medicine and Suicidal Behavior
Genetics and Neurobiology of Suicide (The)
Helplines Best Practices
National Systems for Certifying Suicidal Deaths
Prevention of Intentional Poisoning
Risk, Resilience and Reasons for Living
Suicidal Behaviour in Adolescents
Suicide Among Older Adults
Suicide Bereavement and Postvention
Suicide and the Media
Suicide and the Workplace
18-22 July, 2017
XXIX IASP World Congress
Preventing Suicide: A Global Commitment, from Communities to Continents
Kuching (Sarawak), Malaysia
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