Have you ever lost someone to suicide? Learn suicide prevention skills May 4 and 5, with Wellness in the Valley.

ASIST is Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, and is a two-day work-shop for all community members. ASIST develops and enhance the skills to intervene with a person at risk of suicide until either the immediate risk is reduced. The training, developed by LivingWorks Education Inc., is divided into four learning modules: attitudes, knowledge, intervention and resources. Skills and principles are illustrated with case studies, presented in videos, role-play simulations, discussions, and the Suicide Intervention Handbook. The workshop prepares suicide first aid caregivers to integrate intervention principles into everyday practice.

The ASIST training will be conducted by trainers certified by LivingWorks Inc., as accomplished practitioners in suicide prevention, intervention, and aftercare. Trainers are Debbie Anderson MS, LPC, NCC, Wellness in the Valley, and Cindy Miller, Executive Director, First Link.

Register by April 15, for ASIST Upgrade 11, May 4 and 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at CHI Mercy Hospital, in the Health Education Center. Class size is limited to 25 participants and will be first come first serve, so please register ASAP.

For more information on the program or how to register, contact Wellness in the Valley, 570 Chautauqua Blvd, Valley City, 701-845-6436