A two-day workshop in Sheridan called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST, is coming to Sheridan next month. The class is targeted to those who might be in a situation where they'll have to talk to someone about suicide, such as police officers, teachers or emergency reponders. Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth, special programs coordinator with the Yellowstone Behavioral Health Center, will be teaching the class.
The class is accredited to count toward continuing education and training hours for some emergency workers, but the class is also open to the general public. She explained it's beneficial for all members of a community to be able to spot depression or suicidal ideation in others and to know how to offer help.
The ASIST class is Saturday and Sunday, the 14th and 15th of September, and it's free, thanks to grant assistance from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The registration deadline is the 31st of this month. To register, contact Vanessa Hastings at 672-8958.