Suicide Prevention in China: Third Biennial Conference Held in the People’s Republic of China

This article discusses findings from a conference on Suicide Prevention in China. The key speakers & the highlights from their papers are presented. Befrienders International’s work is highlighted. .

Aspects of Youth Suicide: Summary Report of a Seminar

A 1997 seminar gathered information from experts on youth suicide in Australia & gave government Committee Members an overview of the issues involved. The report reviews relevant statistics to 1995, research & government funding, major factors influencing young suicidal people, service provision & delivery & urgent recommendations to establish a depression awareness campaign, standardize procedures […]

Book Review-Suicidal Behavior in Europe: Recent Research Findings, edited by P Crepet, G Ferrari, S Platt & M Bellini

This book review discusses P. Crepet et. al. (eds.), “Suicidal Behaviour in Europe: Recent Research Findings.” The reviewer notes that this book is the product of the 3rd European Symposium on Suicidal Behaviour and Risk Factors, which was held in Bologna in September 1990. The reviewer claims that this book is a very valuable resource […]

Wellness Conference “Caring for the Caregivers”: Conference Report

The conference, co-sponsored by the Treaty 7 Tribal Council & Alberta Treaty Regional Board for the Prevention of Family Violence, was organized within an understanding of wellness as a holistic concept that included the self, relationships & family, community, & all aspects of physical, mental & spiritual health. The report summarizes opening & closing ceremonies, […]

How to Organize a Retreat

The Gainesville Crisis Centre sponsored a statewide retreat for the Florida Association of Crisis Services in 1989. The goals of this workshop were: 1) to offer an efficient model for organizing a retreat; 2) identify the steps of progression towards a retreat; 3) learn how to organize & plan a retreat; 4) define the roles […]

Initiatives for 1993: “National Suicide Prevention Week”

This information was gathered from Australia’s “National Suicide Prevention Week” and focuses primarily on the National Youth Foundation for suicide prevention.

A Ray of Hope. Nain Youth Suicide Conference

The NAIN youth conference dealt with suicide and other social issues (i.e. alcohol and drug use) affecting the Inuit youth of Labrador. The goals of the conference were: discussion, developing a crisis team or plan, youth involvement in communities, public education on youth suicide, improving youth-adult communication and studying the proceeding records for training and […]

National Suicide Prevention Workshop. Summary of Proceedings

This book contains the proceedings of the National Suicide Prevention Workshop, March 1993. The objective of the Workshop was to assist First Nations & Inuit communities to build successful suicide prevention programs by: 1) learning about models & approaches to suicide prevention; 2) exchanging experiences with other communities; 3) gaining information about suicidiology & access […]

Report of the Interregional Expert Meeting on Guidelines for the Formulation and Implementation of Comprehensive National Strategies for the Prevention of Suicidal Behaviors…

The Interregional Expert Meeting on Guidelines for the Formulation and Implementation of Comprehensive National Strategies for the Prevention of Suicidal Behaviours and the Provision of Supportive and Rehabilitative Services to Persons at Risk and to other Affected Persons was held in May 1993. The objective was to develop guidelines for formulating and implementing effective strategies […]

Special Information for the Members of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention

This newsletter to IASP members reports on Process Meeting 4 held at Odense in October 1993. It concerns the proposed restructuring of the IASP & contains a modified proposal for a revised constitution of the organization. Comments from the Executive Board, & a questionnaire to elicit membership comments on the proposal are also included.

World Suicide Prevention Gatherings, Canada 1993

This article is based on the World Suicide Prevention Gathering’s, Canada 1993 meeting. 15 participants from different cultural and geographic regions delivered papers on the problem of suicide and the provision of supportive rehabilitative services to persons at risk and to other affected persons in their countries, with a special focus on regional and national […]

Problems in Human Aggression Research

Aggressive behaviour may appear in the form of heteroaggression (aggression directed toward other people or objects) or autoaggression (aggression toward self as in automutilation & suicide). This article describes the specific problems of a clinical program designed to develop compounds to treat these types of aggressive behaviours. Major problems include patient selection, study design, reference […]

Injury Control: “Setting the National Agenda for Injury Control in the 1990s”. Position Papers From the Third National Injury Control Conference

This volume consists of the reports of seven American injury control panels convened to assess where the field of injury control should be headed during the 1990s. Papers are presented on: 1) motor vehicle injury prevention; 2) prevention of violence & injuries due to violence (including suicide); 3) home & leisure injury prevention; 4) occupational […]

Methylphenidate as a Treatment for Depression in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: an n-of-1 Trial

A double-blind, placebo-controlled n-of-1 trial was conducted to learn whether methylphenidate was an effective treatment for depression in a 54-year-old male outpatient with mild HIV dementia. Significant improvement in depression scores & mood self-assessment scores during therapy make a strong argument for this treatment. Treatment related improvements included improvement in sense of well-being, loss of […]

Alberta Region Health Programs Conference on Injury Prevention

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National Conference on Strategies for the Prevention of Youth Suicide (IN: Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide. Volume 4: Strategies for the Prevention of Youth Suicide)

This article presents a summary of the 11 papers commissioned to help develop strategies & recommendations for youth suicide & of the papers presented & workshops conducted at the National Conference on Strategies for the Prevention of Youth Suicide. It is noted that less is known about youth suicide than about most health problems. Coordinated […]

AAS Survivors Conference Slated for Denver

The American Association of Suicidology sponsored a conference entitled “Healing After Suicide”. It was for & about survivors of suicide. The conference was held October 1989 in Denver, Colorado. (CM)

National Conference on Prevention and Interventions in Youth Suicide (IN: Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide. Volume 1: Overviews and Recommendations)

National Conference on Strategies for the Prevention of Youth Suicide (IN: Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide. Volume 1: Overviews and Recommendations)

The Work Group on Strategies for the Future of the Task Force on Youth Suicide commissioned papers & recommendations from experts regarding all aspects of youth suicide. The Work Group formulated preliminary recommendations which were later refined by the participants of the National Conference on Strategies for the Prevention of Youth Suicide. 6 final recommendations […]

Summary of the National Conference on Risk Factors for Youth Suicide (IN: Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide. Volume 2: Risk Factors for Youth Suicide)

The Task Force on Youth Suicide convened a conference on Risk Factors for Youth Suicide in May 1986, in Bethesda, Maryland. This article highlights points the presenters made which were either not discussed completely at the conference of could benefit from further emphasis. Some of the points deal with prepatory & prior suicidal behavior, social […]

National Conference on Prevention and Interventions in Youth Suicide (IN: Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Youth Suicide. Volume 3: Prevention and Interventions in Youth Suicide)

In June 1986, a conference was held in Oakland, California to review the current knowledge of suicide prevention & intervention. The conference addressed issues such as community health & social services, the role of volunteers in suicide prevention, intervention for special populations, & early detection & treatment for suicidal adolescents. The participants believe that the […]

Suicide – Who is Responsible for Prevention

This article is an abstract of an address by Rev. Gordon Winch presented at the 1984 conference on suicide prevention held in Toronto, Ontario. (NBB)

Twenty-Five Years of Suicide Prevention

R.F. Ramsay speaks about the 1985 congress on suicide held in Vienna. Congress members called for an enlightened examination of attitudinal dimensions that may affect the rise or fall of suicidal behaviors, changes in education of caregivers, & new approaches that must be developed to provide large scale preventive education programs.