6.38 IASP announces theme for World Suicide Prevention Day
The theme for the September 10, 2011 World Suicide Prevention Day observance, Preventing Suicide in Multicultural Societies, was selected to raise awareness of the fact that all countries are multicultural. This multicultural mix can include indigenous peoples, immigrant groups, refugees, asylum seekers, and others. While national strategies often target the majority population, specific cultural perspectives are often missing. Suicide prevention in multicultural societies requires cultural sensitivity as well as cultural competence. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is providing materials, suggestions for events, and information on activities already planned throughout the world.
For more information, visit www. iasp.info.