Health care can be a difficult puzzle. We work as one to put the pieces
together for Chatham County and for you.

Our Impact

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 September 2018:

335

Community members trained in suicide intervention


21

Certified ASIST trainers


6,750

Community members reached through SuicideTALK


20

Community partners working to prevent suicide


26

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.

79%

of participants increase their confidence to help a person at risk of suicide after an ASIST workshop


95%

of participants reported that the workshop has a practical use in their everyday life


Saving Lives

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.


Partnering with the Community

Our community partners work together to Prevent Suicide Today in Chatham County.

  • Chatham Co. Commissioners
  • Chatham Co. Health Department
  • Chatham Co. Juvenile Court
  • Chatham Co. Sheriff’s Office
  • Chatham Co. Police Dept.
  • Forever4Change, Inc.
  • Gateway Community Service Board
  • Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus
  • Hospice Savannah, Demere Center for Living
  • Medbank Foundation, Inc.
  • Memorial University Medical Center
  • Savannah State University
  • Sav-Chatham Co. Public School System
  • St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System
  • St. Mary’s Community Center
  • 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.