Globally, an estimated 703,000 people die by suicide each year among which 77% of the deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries (WHO 2022). These global suicide rates are a serious public health concern. Every life lost to suicide creates a devastating impact to families, communities, and nations. To highlight this issue […]
September is here! For IASP, World Suicide Prevention Day is more than just one day and our awareness period continues until World Mental Health Day on the 10th October. We are delighted to share with our supporters the new World Suicide Prevention Day Awareness Film.
The Election process for the period 2023 – 2026 is now open. Emails have been sent out with form for nominating IASP members for the Executive Committee 2023-2026.
It is common for people with a lived experience of suicide to experience heightened emotions surrounding their lived experience of bereavement, their own suicidality or being a carer, at times of hardship, uncertainty and challenge.
Suicide remains a complex and persistent public health problem globally. Research is essential to enhance our understanding of suicide and its prevention.
In April 2020, Professor Murad Khan, the then IASP President, in response to the threats to global mental health and the risk of suicidal behaviour resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, established a Presidential Special Task Force on COVID-19 (PSTFC).
Australia will be in the world spotlight this September as leading international experts gather to share ways to tackle the potential impact of COVID-19 on suicide.
Guest Speaker, Dr. Mark Sinyor is a psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.
In partnership with Griffith University, AISRAP, we are proud to bring the 31st IASP World Congress to the Gold Coast, Australia.