Empowering Our Community
Since 2017, Prevent Suicide Today has worked to save lives by bringing SuicideTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshops to Chatham County. Here’s a look at what we have accomplished from September 2017 to July 2019:
Community members trained in suicide intervention
Certified ASIST trainers
Community members reached through SuicideTALK
Community partners working to prevent suicide
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshops hosted in Chatham County
Teaching the Skills
Suicide prevention is everyone’s business. We work to empower community members with the confidence to speak openly about suicide in order to create awareness that suicide is preventable and to promote overall mental health and wellbeing. Coupled with awareness, we teach community members the practical skills to intervene when someone is at risk.
of participants increase their confidence to help a person at risk of suicide after an ASIST workshop
of participants reported that the workshop has a practical use in their everyday life
We help teach the skills, but it’s community members from all walks of life that use them to save lives. Thank you for making Chatham County a suicide safer community.
Thank You, Our Community Partners!
Our community partners work together to Prevent Suicide Today in Chatham County.
- Chatham County Commissioners
- Chatham County Health Department
- Chatham County Juvenile Court
- Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council
- Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
- Chatham County Police Department
- First Baptist Church of the Islands
- Forever4Change Inc.
- Gateway Community Service Board
- Georgia Regional Hospital of Savannah
- Georgia Southern University
- Hospice Savannah-Demere Center for Living
- MedBank Foundation, Inc.
- Memorial Health University Medical Center
- Savannah Fire & Emergency Services
- Savannah Police Department
- Savannah State University
- Savannah-Chatham Public School System
- St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System
- St. Mary’s Community Center
- The Front Porch
- Union Mission
If you are having thoughts of suicide or need immediate assistance, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225