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.
New Initiative to Increase Information Sharing Across Helplines
The IASP Helplines Best Practices Special Interest Group (SIG) was established to facilitate the exchange of information and research across helpline services.
Boys and Men
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.
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 […]
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 […]
From The SIG: Development of Effective National Suicide Prevention Strategy and Practice.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on the Development of Effective National Suicide Prevention Strategy & Practice were invited to report on recent pandemic-related developments in national suicide prevention programmes. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the following members of the SIG: […]