In Peru, a South American country with almost 34 million of people, in 2015 a rate of 5.8 suicides per 100 thousand inhabitants was reported.
An update from the co-chairs of National and Regional Representatives of IASP, from Ghana and Uruguay.
Bhutan has launched its first suicide prevention program in 2015 (1) alongside its National Mental Health Program which was in existence since 1997 with an emphasis on building the capacity of primary health care workers in managing mental health and suicide prevention and improve accuracy of reporting.
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.