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ASIST training

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Date(s) - Thu, 06/21/2017-06/22/2017
8:30 am-4:00 pm EDT

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Retreat Hospital
2621 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA , 23220

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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


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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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