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Prevent Suicide Today

Prevent Suicide Today’s mission is to raise awareness that suicide is preventable, to train community members with suicide prevention and intervention skills, and to build resilience. 

Listen to our special SuicideTALK interview on (90.3 FM), the radio station of Savannah State University.

Find out how you can get involved through our programs:

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid.

Participants learn to carry out life-saving interventions for people with thoughts of suicide.

Learn more and register.

SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.

Participants learn to recognize warning signs and take action by connecting people to life-saving intervention resources.

Learn more and schedule.

SuicideTALK is a 30-90 minute awareness-raising discussion of suicide, led by an ASIST trainer and offered free to any Chatham County organization.

Participants learn to remove stigma by speaking openly and honestly about suicide.

Learn more and schedule. 

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program includes MSC90, MSC1D and MSC8W workshops:

MSC90 is a 90-minute awareness session in mindful self-compassion. Locally adapted by Prevent Suicide Today, this is an introductory version of the 8-week MSC program. This training is offered free to any Chatham County organization.

MSC1D is a 1-day evidence-based skills-building workshop in mindful self-compassion. Locally developed by Prevent Suicide Today, this training helps participants learn fundamental concepts and skills in mindfulness and self-compassion. 

MSC8W is an empirically-supported 8-week course designed to cultivate the skills of self-compassion. It combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well being. This course was developed through the clinical expertise of Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff. MSC8W will be available at Chatham County to the general public in January 2020. 

Learn more and schedule.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or need immediate assistance, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225.