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You can “ASIST”! FREE Training
September 22, 2016 @ 8:30 am - September 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
FREE training that helps YOU help OTHERS who are in distress
“I’m just a burden on everyone.”
“No one would miss me if I were gone.”
“Everyone would be better off without me.”
When someone you love — or even someone you barely know — says something like this, it can cause you to break out in a sweat. What do I say? How do I help? Are they serious? How do I handle this? But don’t worry — you can be prepared to help when someone is experiencing distress. This training gives you simple, straightforward ways to help someone who needs you, plus lots of good resources that are just a phone call or web search away.
It’s very likely that, at some point or another, you will encounter someone in this kind of distress. You might be the only one there to help. Be prepared and confident. Learn the skills to prevent suicide. Most people considering suicide share their distress and their intent. Training can help us see and respond to these invitations to help.
Open to residents of Lorain County ages 16+.
Learn life-saving skills and earn a certification in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
For FREE, you can experience the same training and earn the same credential that many military officials and health workers receive. It boosts your resume and your communication skills — and requires NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE.
Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.
September 22 & 23, 2016
9 a.m. — 4 p.m. (check in at 8:30 a.m.)
Must attend both days
Gathering Hope House
1173 N Ridge Rd. East, Suite 102
Lorain, OH 44055
You will learn how to:
- Recognize invitations for help
- Reach out and offer support
- Review the risk of suicide
- Apply a suicide intervention model
- Link people with community resources
This training will be open to those who influence adults and can play a primary role in preventing suicide. We would like to invite Lorain County faith leaders, community and civic leaders, medical practitioners, teachers/professors of adult education, those working in social service settings and clinicians within the LCBMH network to attend this training.
NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
- clergy and members of a faith community
- college students or young adults who are building their resumes
- volunteers or staff with non-profits or community agencies
- elderly support workers or health aides
- everyone in Lorain County ages 16 or older!
CEUs available for social workers, counselors, and nurses who attend.