The results of the first mental health surveys in Austria during COVID-19 are now available.
Further information: Results of the surveys (German)
Mental health guidelines for the general population, healthcare workers, parents and other caregivers of children, carers of the elderly as well as team leaders and managers in healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.
Further Information: Website of the Federal Ministry (German)
New consensus statement by the international suicide prevention community on the subject of COVID-19 and suicide (from Lancet Psychiatry)
Further Information: Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic
The SUPRA has published a new brochure about addiction prevention (“Werkstatt für Suchtprävention – Vorarlberg”).
Further Information: SUPRO
The new motto for the next World Suicide Prevention Day will be “Working together to prevent suicide”.
We want to recomment the new Netflix series “Not Alone”. It’s a documentary to prevent youth suicide by Kiki Goshay and Jacqueline Monetta.
Further information: Not alone
For the first time, The Medical University of Vienna offers a certificate course in “Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention”.
Further Information: Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
The national suicide prevention strategy (SUPRA) has been commended as a Best Practice Example by the EU and received much praise.
For further Information: EU-Compass
Martin Voracek, board member (Deputy Chair) of the Wiener Werkstaette for Suicide Research, was appointed University Professor for psychological research methods at the University of Vienna. Congratulations from all members!