WSPD 2017 – light a candle

As already announced,  the next World Suicide Prevention Day will take place on September 10th, 2017. The International Association for Suicide Prevention invites you to „light a candle“ at 8 PM. Further Information about other activities to focus  public attention on suicide, you will find here: https://www.iasp.info/wspd/

13 Reasons Why – Information sheed

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.

100th anniversery Meeting: „Friedhof der Namenlosen“

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

World Suicide Prevention Day

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.

Further information: IASP Website

100th anniversary meeting

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.

IASR Congress

As already announced, the IASR Congress (International Summit on Suicide Research Congress) will be held in Henderson (Nevada) from November 5th to November 8th. A few members of the Wiener Werkstaette for suicide will also be represented there. This meeting will bring together suicide researchers studying topics ranging from neurobiology and genetics to prevention and intervention

Further information: IASR/AFSP Website