Suicide Intervention Trainings
You can develop or increase your SUICIDE ALERT HELPER and SUICIDE FIRST AID SKILLS soon by registering for one of the trainings listed below:ASIST and safeTALK. Trainings will soon be listed at this website and will be available statewide.
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Below is a description of the three trainings that will be offered:
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
ASIST is designed to help caregivers become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk. Suicide can be prevented with the help of prepared caregivers. Just as CPR skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills used in suicide first aid. ASIST is a two day interactive workshop designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST was developed by Living Works of Canada.
Training for professionals & communities in suicide prevention & response
Connect is a comprehensive nationally designated Best Practice Program that includes prevention and intervention strategies, postvention activities promoting healing and reducing risk after a suicide. Persons who have survived their own suicide and/or who have family members who have attempted suicide, are trained how to safely share their story privately and publicly. These workshops train professionals and communities in suicide prevention and response. CONNECT was developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of New Hampshire.
Suicide Alertness for Everyone
Trainings with safeTALK curriculum provide a community-oriented suicide alertness that addresses recognition and referral gaps. After completion of the 3.5 hour training, participants will have the ability to recognize a person at risk for suicide and know how to connect them with a person trained in suicide first aid intervention or similar resources to keep the individual safe. safeTALK was developed by Living Works of Canada.