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Suicide Prevention Workshop
October 15 - October 16$125
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. It is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices and is proven to be effective in preventing suicide.
What you will learn.
You will explore the way your own beliefs and experiences affect your ability to help someone else. You will learn to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors and to respond with a life-saving intervention. You will learn how to create a safety plan with the person at risk to keep them safe for now, and how to connect them with other resources to keep them safe in the future. Role play activities will allow you to practice the steps of this intervention.
Who should attend.
Anyone 16 or older who interacts with suicidal individuals can benefit from this workshop. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend. The suicide first aid skills can be applied in almost any personal or professional setting. Community members from all walks of like can serve their communities by learning the skills to save a life.
Registration covers the two-day ASIST training and includes lunch. If registering for multiple attendees, please complete a new registration form for each attendee. The two-day course costs $125. Our true cost to provide this workshop locally is over $250, but we are able to offer workshops at a reduced price thanks to the support of the Chatham County Commission and other community partners.