Imagine getting a phone call from a close friend, relative or co-worker saying they have a gun to their head and about to pull the trigger and end it all. What do you do? If you don't have the answer, you should attend the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) this week. Often times family and friends are the first to come in contact with someone at risk or contemplating suicide. Unfortunately, more often than not, friends and family members do not have training. ASIST is a two-day two-trainer, workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. The training will take place June 24th & 25th, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

According to the American Suicide Prevention website,

The training's emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed. Participants learn to use a suicide intervention model to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, seek a shared understanding of reasons for dying and living, develop a safeplan based upon a review of risk, be prepared to do follow-up, and become involved in suicide-safer community networks.

 

Additional Important Information:

Contact Information: Mary K. Meacham, mary.afsp.ar@gmail.com, 870-734-6112
Location: The Collins Home,  1915 Olive St, Texarkana, TX 75503
Advance Registration Required
Limited spots add must attend both days to obtain certification

There is no charge to attend the training. Click the button below too register.

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