National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention
Since 1993, the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP) has been Stockholm County Council's advisor on Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill-Health, and since 1994, NASP has been the Government's Expert in Suicide Prevention.
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Here are facts presented about suicide, tips on hotlines and support, recommendations for suicide preventive efforts and guidelines for different stakeholders.
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News from NASP
Screening in schools improves psychotic symptoms in adolescents
New article published in BMC Public Health, where researcher at National centre for suicide research and prevention were co-authors shows that the project SEYLE gives improvements in psychotic symptoms in adolescents.
Professor Danuta Wasserman's opening keynote lecture at the 9th World Congress on Women's Mental Health
Professor Danuta Wasserman, the fouder and current head of department for National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill-Health, was given the honor to have the opening keynote lecture at the 9th World Congress on Women's Mental Health.
Research review about suicide communication on digital platforms
Swedish Media Council (Statens medieråd) in collaboration with NASP has authored a research review about suicide, internet-based communication about suicide and how suicidal individuals can be identified online.
Economic crises can lead to an increase in suicide
Through a collaborative project, Centrum för arbets- och miljömedicin (CAMM) and the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP) have reviewed scientific literature on suicide and economic crises.
COVID-19 pandemic: No significant change in Sweden’s suicide rates in 2020
In a new report, the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at Karolinska Institutet and Region Stockholm examined how suicide rates have changed in Sweden in 2020.
Swedish Midsummer holiday not associated with higher risk of suicide
A Swedish registry study, performed at the National Center for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP) has shown that there is no significant increase in suicide risk during the Swedish Midsummer holiday. The results of the study has been published in the Nordic Journal of Psychiatry.
Stör Döden launches educational material about mental health and suicide for teachers
The number of suicides decreases among adults, but increases among young people. Schools often ask how they can get better at talking about suicide and mental health with their students. Therefore, Suicide Zero, Mind, SPES and NASP, who stand behind the project Stör Döden, have produced an educational material for teachers in high school.
Suicide in the transport system
The National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP) at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm healthcare Services has conducted a scoping study about suicide in the transport system. The study was a collaboration with and funded by the Swedish Transport Administration's research and innovation funds.
Risk for increased Suicide and Self-Harm in the Society after the Pandemic
The National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP) wants to raise awareness about the potential increase in suicide and self-harm behavior as a result of the societal impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Terms ‘physical distancing’ and ‘emotional closeness’ should be used and not ‘social distancing’ when defeating the Covid-19 pandemic
In this letter the Ethics Committee at the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) chaired by Professor Danuta Wasserman from Karolinska Institutet advocates the use of the terms ‘physical distancing’ and ‘emotional closeness’ and not ‘social distancing’ during this pandemic.
New York Times on the role of physical activity for mental health refers to NASP’s European study
In an article posted in The New York Times Dr. Perry Klass discussed recent research and the relationship between risk for depression and physical activity among adolescents. One of the studies mentioned is a publication based on data collected from the study Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe, in which NASP served as the coordinating centre.