The IRSST participates in a conference focused on the prevention of suicide in the workplace
Silvia Marina Parra Rudilla, General Director of Labor and manager of the Regional Institute for Safety and Health at Work (IRSST), today inaugurated the conference framed within the project "Let's talk about Suicide", organized by the Official College of Psychology of Madrid
Within its objective of raising awareness about the new labor realities and their impact on risk prevention, the Regional Institute for Safety and Health at Work has participated this morning in the conference "Prevention and Approach of suicidal behavior in the workplace" that has been celebrated by the Official College of Psychology of Madrid.
The conference aims to educate and raise awareness about the existence of cases of suicide whose possible cause is work-related and about the need to address such cases, providing professionals with knowledge that will allow them to deal with the situation, thus contributing to prevent behavior suicide and deal with crisis situations from their respective fields of action.
During the inauguration of the event, Silvia Marina Parra, General Director of Labor and manager of the IRSST, highlighted that "in this XNUMXst century society, just as we give tools to take care of ourselves physically at work and avoid illnesses and accidents, it is essential give tools adapted to these times, to avoid those same accidents or illnesses from the point of view of mental health”.
Likewise, he has stressed the need to "give basic notions to society about how our brain and mind work in order to get to know ourselves better, to prepare it, above all, for this tidal wave of stimuli, information, new demands..., and to know what may be in store for us." happening at every moment."
To close her speech, Silvia Marina Parra has concluded that "today the prevention of occupational hazards has gone up another level, and mental health in the workplace must have its own PPE".
With the project "Let's talk about... Suicide", the Official College of Psychology of Madrid has created a space for training and prevention of such an unknown and taboo subject such as suicidal behavior, from which various topics have been addressed and carried out different initiatives related to suicide, always with the ultimate goal of training, preventing and giving visibility to this problem that is so silenced and at the same time so worrying and present today.
For its part, the Regional Institute for Occupational Safety and Health encourages their participation in this type of activity in order to promote safe and healthy work environments as a fundamental element for a competitive economy and quality employment in the Community of Madrid. .