One month ago – World Suicide Prevention Day 2017, we launched the International Network of Early Career Researchers in Suicide and Self-harm website – NetECR! Since then, we have been delighted with the response and support of ECRs in our field, as well as that shown by senior academics, institutions and charities from different parts of the world. In addition to existent blogs by NetECR collaborators, the website published a series of new posts:
- One of these is not like the others: Imposter syndrome within early career researchers (By A. Jess Williams)
- New to research using high school samples? Three things that helped me (By Sarah Stanford)
- The importance of starting a conversation about suicide: Advice for supporting postgraduate peers (By Kirsten Russell)
- Conference Review: American Association of Suicidology 50th Annual Conference (By Donna Littlewood)
- Is prioritising sleep the first step in academic self-care? Tips for getting a good night’s sleep during postgraduate study (By Kirsten Russell)
- Commit to change: Wikipedia edit-a-thon (By Olivia Kirtley and Emma Nielsen)
- Can a life be changed with a minute?: Suicide prevention, complexity and change (By Tiago Zortea)
- Is religion protective against suicidal behaviour for LGBT individuals? (By Tiago Zortea)
Other articles can also be found on the blog which cover a wide range of topics such as academia, suicide prevention, suicide research, lived experience, and events. We have also included the information on our monthly journal club sessions at Journal Club, and new ECRs have joined us since we first started.
During this month, we had visitors from 26 different countries!
We would like to thank you all for your support, contributions and for helping us to make this network possible.
If you are an Early Career Researcher in the field of suicide and self-harm, please get in touch and join our community!
All the best,
NetECR Editorial Team