It’s now more than 18 months since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost 4 million people have lost their lives and 200 million people have been diagnosed with COVID around the globe.
A key concern for our IASP community remains the potential impact of the pandemic and the associated restriction measures on public mental health and suicide rates.
It is 9 months since WHO declared the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then the disease has claimed at least 1.5 million lives worldwide. In response to concerns about the impact of the pandemic on suicide and suicidal behaviour, and with support from IASP, the International COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration (ICSPRC) was formed in April 2020.
On October 14th 2020, thanks to IASP, we held our informal meeting of IASP national representatives. One of the opportunities that COVID-19 allows us is to practice online gathering since we cannot have conferences to meet and chat. Representatives from around the world gathered in a Zoom room to greet one another, share experiences, and start a process of brainstorming and collaboration.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]