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The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is dedicated to:

Founded by the late Professor Erwin Ringel and Dr. Norman Farberow in 1960, IASP now includes professionals and volunteers from more than fifty different countries. IASP is a Non-Governmental Organization in official relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) concerned with suicide prevention.

If you are feeling suicidal or know of someone who needs help, browse Help to find a crisis center anywhere in the world.


Upcoming IASP Events


16-20 June, 2015
The 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
XXVIII IASP World Congress
New Discoveries and Technologies in Suicide Prevention
Montréal, Québec, Canada

28th World Congress of the 
International Association for Suicide Prevention

The 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, in collaboration with the Quebec Suicide Prevention Association, the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Action Montreal, will be held from June 16-20, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The congress theme is New Discoveries and Technologies in Suicide Prevention. For further information, please click here to contact Professor Brian Mishara.

First Announcement


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News


Click here to download our August/September 2014 News Bulletin

August/September 2014 News Bulletin

Ella Arensman, writes her column as President of the IASP about how we can make a better case for suicide prevention to national governments and policy makes.

View a report on the IASP Task Force on Nomenclature -trans-culturally applicable - of suicide - related phenomena.

Catch up on the news from ESSSB15, held in Tallinn, Estonia; we interviewed the organisers.

Loraine Barnaby National Representative for Jamaica and Co-Chair of the Council of National Representatives dicusses Suicidal behavior in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands - Similarities and Differences.

Stephane Amadeo and Ella Arensman review The 6th IASP Asia Pacific Conference On Suicide Prevention and the resulting recommendations.

Young Resercher Alexandre Teixeira pens an article on Suicide Behaviors in Sex Workers. The Importance of Studying a Hidden Reality.

Ulrich Hegerl and Ella Arensman report on presenting the iFightDepression tool to members of the European Parliament.

Read an interview with a new IASP member Carlos Henrique Aragao Neto (Brazil)

Discover the XXVIII IASP World Congress to be held, 16-20 June 2015, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The theme of the congress is, New Discoveries and Technologies in Suicide Prevention.

Find resources and support materials relating to World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10, 2014

Includes the 2014 IASP membership application form.


Download the latest Postvention (Suicide Bereavement) Special Interest Group newsletter.