We would like to inform you, that there will be released a special issue on the advances in suicide research in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Deadline will be next year on February, 28th.
The ÖGS (Österrische Gesellschaft für Suizidprävention) developed a information sheed about the handling with the netflix series „13 Reasons Why“ in schools in collaboration with other organizations (f.e.: Medical University Vienna, Wiener Werkstaette für Suizidforschung). The sheed will be available for download from the website of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education.
For our 100th anniversery meeting, we made an guided tour to the famous cemetary, „Friedhof der Namenlosen“, which is located in the 11th district of Vienna. In the period from 1840 to 1950, there were buried bodies of drowned persons, who were washed up on the port area of the Danube. For most of them, neither their identity, nor the cause of death is known.
Further information: Friedhof der Namenlosen
Public announcement focusing the topic Suicide Prevention by the German Federal Ministry for Health (BMG)
Further information: BMG announcement
In line with the Slogan „Take a minute, change a life“, the next World Suicide Prevention Day, on September 10th, is an opportunity to focus public attention on suicide with diverse activities to promote understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.
We are looking forward to the 100th (!) anniversary meeting of the Wiener Werkstaette for suicide research, since ist foundation. It will take place in May 2017. More informations and photos will follow in the near future.
„Paper of the Month“:
Cwik, J. C., Till, B., Bieda, A., Blackwell, S., Walter, C., & Teismann, T. (2017). Measuring attitudes towards suicide: Preliminary evaluation of an attitude towards suicide scale. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 72, 56-65. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2016.09.008.
Changing the statutes in our Executive Board:
Martin Voracek, former Secretary, was elected unanimously to the position of Debuty Chair by all present members. Benedikt Till, former Debuty Secretary, was elected unanimously to Secretary and Victoria Zeilinger to Deputy Secretary. Congratulations from all members.
The World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day observed on September 10th every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world. On September 10th, join with others around the world who are working towards the common goal of preventing suicide. The motto for the next WSPD is: connect, communicate and care.