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ASIST training

When

Wed, 06/21/2017-Thu, 06/22/2017    
8:30 am-4:00 pm

Where

Retreat Hospital
2621 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA , 23220

Event Type

Participating with area mental health community members for ASIST training.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

These classes are free to take and very valuable if we want to create a community of care and support and prevent suicide. Because it is preventable. We get them free because you raised money at American Foundation of Suicide Prevention Community walks so this is an example of how that money goes back into the community to prevent suicide.

I have already taken SAFEtalk and gotten certification and this was the next step.

Events to prevent and training to prevent suicide in Virginia.

AFSP Volunteers at ASIST Training

Published by

AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

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