Global Launch of World Suicide Prevention Day 2011
世界預防自殺日

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-sponsored World Suicide Prevention Day. World Suicide Prevention Day is held on September 10th each year. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented. Disseminating information, improving education and training, and decreasing stigmatization are important tasks in such an endeavour. Hosting by the IASP and the HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, the theme this year “preventing suicide in multicultural societies” remarks the importance of cultural sensitivity in all suicide prevention efforts in the world. Three symposiums and a press conference were held led by scholars and experts in suicidology field during the Day. It was a big success with over 150 delegates attending our conference. Supporting organization representatives like The Samaritans Hong Kong, Care for Life Association, Social Welfare Department of the HKSAR Government and The Hong Kong Police Force, participated and shared their knowledge and experience of suicide research and its prevention.

TOPIC I: RESTRICTION TO ACCESS TO THE MEANS OF SUICIDE
By Prof. Keith Hawton and Prof. Paul S.F. Yip

  • Restriction of Access to Methods of Suicide as a Means of Suicide Prevention
  • Restricting the Means of Suicide by Charcoal Burning

TOPIC II: SUICIDE ACROSS THE AGES
By Prof. Diego de Leo and Dr. Alan (Lanny) Berman

TOPIC III: ACCESSING AND FORMULATING SUICIDE RISK
By Prof. Murad Moosa Khan and Dr. William Lo

DOWNLOAD Press Conference PPT

WSPD Website & Press Conference Video Clip

Selected Press Coverage (Local and International news)

國際自殺預防協會及世界衛生組織把每年9月10日定為世界預防自殺日,旨在提高世界各國人民意識,讓他們明白到自殺是可預防的。活動的主要目的是傳播預防自殺訊息的、促進相關教育及培訓,並推動社會減低對自殺行為的歧視。今年世界預防自殺日的主題是「多元文化社會之自殺預防」,有望帶出不同文化對預防自殺的敏感度及其重要性。活動當日,自殺學學者及專家分別主持了三場座談會及一場記者招待會,當中有超過150名代表出席。活動不但得多方的支持,例如香港撒瑪利亞會、珍惜生命協會、社會福利署及香港警務處,而且不少組織更派出代表參與及分享了研究自殺行為的知識和經驗,並提出預防自殺的方法。

主題一:阻止自殺者接觸自殺途徑

Keith Hawton教授及葉兆輝教授

  • 阻止自殺者接觸自殺途徑
  • 阻止燒炭,預防自殺

主題二:不同年齡人士的自殺問題

Diego de Leo教授及Alan (Lanny) Berman博士

主題三:了解及說明自殺風險

Murad Moosa Khan教授及盧德臨醫生

下戴記者招待會簡報

世界預防自殺日網站及記者招待會短片

新聞剪報(本地及國際新聞)


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