Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) will be offered to those interested from the public next Monday and Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish Hall in Buffalo, beginning at 4:30pm both days.
The training is being offered by the Prevention Management Organization and the Wyoming Department of Health.
Those who sign up for the program can expect they will be able to: deal effectively with personal and societal attitudes about suicide; discuss suicide with an at-risk person in a direct and helpful manner; identify an at-risk person and make a plan to help; demonstrate intervention skills for helping those at-risk; and identify resources available to help at-risk persons, among many other skills that will be taught during the workshop.
Bill Hawley and BJ Ayers, both Suicide Prevention Professionals with Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, will be the trainers for the workshop.
Hawley explains what the benefit of taking the suicide prevention training workshop would be to an individual and what it means to the community.
Workshop enrollment is limited, although there are still spots available. The cost of the workshop is normally $275 per person, but the cost of registration has been paid by the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming and materials for the workshop were provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Wyoming Chapter.
To sign up for the workshop, contact the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming in Buffalo at 684-7933.