For the first time, The Medical University of Vienna offers a certificate course in „crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention“. (further Information: www.meduniwien.ac.at/zk-krisenintervention)
In 2019, the next IASR Congress (International Summit on Suicide Research Congress) will be held in Florida.
Paper of the Month: Tran, U.S., Andel, R., Niederkrotenthaler, T., Till, B., Ajdacic-Gross, V., & Voracek, M. (2017). Low validity of Google Trends for behavioral forecasting of national suicide rates. PLoS ONE, 12(8), e0183149. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183149.
The national suicide prevention strategy (SUPRA) has been commended as a Best Practice Example by the EU and received much praise. For further Information: https://ec.europa.eu/health/mental_health/eu_compass_en)
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!
The spring Meeting by the DGS, will take place on March 8th to 10th, 2018 at the Schloss Reisensburg near Günzburg, Germany. Lots of members of the WW will be there and represent their research topics.
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