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Il Prof.M. Pompili incontra Papa Benedetto XVI

World Suicide Prevention Day launched by The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is particularly alive in Italy (www.prevenireilsuicidio.it). One important achievement was the historical meeting between Maurizio Pompili, M.D., Ph.D. and Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day  (WSPD). Here is Maurizio Pompili's description "During those moments, I just told him that I was involved in suicide prevention, that I was supporting IASP, WSPD and I asked him to help us. The Pope very charmingly held tightly both my hands for a few seconds, listened to a few words and then blessed the prevention of suicide. I saw this meeting as a symbolic event that put in the Pope's hands the prevention of suicide after so many centuries of stigmatization towards this phenomenon".