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 Spring Meeting by the DGS (Günzburg, Germany: from March 8th to March 10th) will focus on suicide research and will be divided into various modules.
The SUPRA has published a new brochure about addiction prevention (“Werkstatt für Suchtprävention – Vorarlberg”).
Further Information: SUPRO
The next Congress by the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN), will be held in Berlin from 28th November to 1st December, 2018. The congress programme will cover all relevant mental illnesses and will put a lot of emphasis on biological and psychotherapeutic topics and topics of social psychiatry. It will highlight also a Suicide topic (Topic 11).
Further information: DGPPN
As allready announced, here a short update for forthcoming congresses and conferences in 2018:
- DGS Spring Meeting, Schloss Reisensburg (Günzburg, Germany) from March 8th to March 10th
- 51st Annual AAS Conference, Washington DC, from April 18th to April 21th
- ÖGPP Annual Meeting, Gmunden, from April 25th to April 28th
- Scientific Annual Meetin by the ÖGPH, Vienna, from May 23th to May 24.5
- ESSSB Congress, Ghent (Belgium), from September 5th to September 8th
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