From the SIG: Suicide Prevention in Primary Care

From the SIG: Suicide Prevention in Primary Care

Primary care is the bedrock of any health system. As such, it has a vital role to play in a system-wide approach to suicide prevention. General practitioners, community pharmacists, occupational therapists are situated at the heart of communities and are therefore attuned to the physical, mental health, and psychosocial care […]

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From the Brazil National Representative

From the Brazil National Representative

Covid 19 and the Mental Health Map Since March we are in isolation and although suicide rates remain stable, it can be seen significant increase in risk factors such as a rise in cases of anxiety and depression, financial and personal losses, increased domestic violence and the feeling of helplessness, […]

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From the SIG: Boys and Men

From the SIG: Boys and Men

The Suicide Prevention for Boys and Men is a new IASP Special Interest Group. Dr. Zac Seidler and Dr. Kylie King co-founded the group in response to a need for a targeted, gendered approach to boy’s and men’s suicide prevention. Global estimates suggest that one man dies by suicide every […]

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From the UK National Representative

From the UK National Representative

A new “Suicide Prevention Research Network” has been established in Northern Ireland by Dr. Karen Galway, Lecturer in Mental Health at Queen’s University Belfast, and Prof. Siobhan O’Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University. The network, funded in part by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Partnerships Award seeks to […]

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TRIPLE i Virtual Conference 2020

TRIPLE i Virtual Conference 2020

Last year we celebrated 10th anniversary of the Triple I – intuition, imagination and innovation – in suicide conferences. Back then, we were considering how to go on – what would be a good form to continue our wish to promote intuition, imagination and innovation in research and prevention of […]

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International COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration (ICSPRC)

International COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration (ICSPRC)

At the time of writing COVID-19 has infected more than 15 million people worldwide and claimed almost half a million lives. People’s lives and livelihoods have been affected across the globe. In response to widespread concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on suicide and suicidal behaviour an international […]

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From The Representative of Taiwan

From The Representative of Taiwan

Taiwan’s Success in Battling COVID-19 may Have Eased Mental Health Impact of the Pandemic The mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has raised prominent concern in the IASP community. Taiwan has so far contained the pandemic quite well. Up until July 8th 2020, there were 449 confirmed cases, 7 […]

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Decriminalisation of Attempted Suicide – IASP Policy Position Statement

Decriminalisation of Attempted Suicide – IASP Policy Position Statement

Decriminalisation of Attempted Suicide – IASP Policy Position Statement Members of the (IASP) recently ratified & passed a policy position statement on the decriminalisation of attempted suicide. This is an important step in suicide prevention & suicide awareness policy and advocacy efforts and supports current international efforts for mental health […]

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From The National Representative of Romania

From The National Representative of Romania

For our NGO, located in the city Cluj – Napoca, 2020 started the 3 – year mandate as President of the Romanian Association of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of our NGO President, Professor Doina Cozman. For TelVerde Antisuicid 0800801200 – the suicide crisis line supported by our NGO, the beginning of […]

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