Journal article

Current understandings of suicide survivor issues: Research, practice, and plans - Report of the 1st International Suicide Postvention Seminar, September 8, 2006, Portoroz, Slovenia

Karl Andriessen, Annette Beautrais, Onja T Grad, Elisabeth Brockmann, Sue Simkin

CRISIS-THE JOURNAL OF CRISIS INTERVENTION AND SUICIDE PREVENTION | HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS | Published : 2007

Abstract

The goals of the Postvention Taskforce of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) are to increase awareness of postvention and survivor issues. One of the strategies is to organize meetings. We report on the 1st International Suicide Postvention Seminar, held as a 1-day preevent at the 11th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behavior in Portoroz, Slovenia, September 2006. The seminar provided a state of the art review of the postvention field, with plenary presentations on research, psychotherapeutic care, development of national networks, and of postvention materials. We summarize the presentations below.