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.
The reach of both World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) and World Mental Health Day (WMHD) in 2020 has reflected the increasing need for greater consideration to be given to our mental health.
On 1st October 2020, the EU funded “Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Occupational Settings” MINDUP changed its acronym into MENTUPP.
Meeting Professor Hawton in 1992 was a memorable occasion as it was over a cheese sandwich sitting on the cricket grounds at the Warneford, Oxford.
October saw Professor Keith Hawton (Centre for Suicide Research at the University of Oxford) and his team organise the annual British Isles Workshop: a programme of presentations on topical and emerging research on suicide and self-harm, along with opportunities for lively discussions.
Although it feels as though hardly any time has passed since many of us were enjoying the 2019 IASP World Congress in Derry-Londonderry, 2020 is drawing to a close. Whilst this year has seen many lows, there have also been some positive developments. Here are the IASP Early Career Group’s highlights of 2020.
What 2020 has brought to the surface is the fragility of our mental health. And no one is immune. We’re seeing a decommissioning of the age-old stigma around mental health that perpetuates an ‘us’ vs. ‘them’ mentality, and instead witnessing how experiencing stress and anxiety is more the norm, a reflection of our common humanity, than an exception. It’s the great equaliser.
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.