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:
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.
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.