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Suicide Prevention Regional Symposium in the Caribbean

The Suicide Prevention Regional Symposium -to be held in Paramaribo, Suriname, from 22 to 25 May 2013- is being organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the Institute for Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR) of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname.

Suicide is a major and growing mental and public health problem in almost all rural areas in the Caribbean. This Symposium aims to provide local participants with an update on suicide research and prevention in Suriname. Regional participants will have the opportunity to explore and analyze the latest knowledge and developments on preventing suicide by restricting access to very lethal means such as pesticides.

There will be ample opportunity to discuss these findings and how to adapt evidence based research into suicide prevention activities in Caribbean cultures.

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Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2013 15:53

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