Suicide intervention training scheduled

ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia, in partnership with Access Health, will host an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 130 Beechland Road in Ellsworth.

The sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The two-day training uses an evidence-based curriculum from Living Works Education, focused on suicide intervention and prevention.

ASIST explores ways to safely assist community members who are having thoughts of suicide find “safety for now” so that they can access community-based resources and supports.

Participants will also learn how to use language that does not perpetuate stigma associated with having thoughts or feelings about suicide, understand the prevalence of suicidal thoughts and actions in our community, identify and connect with community resources.

For more information or to register, contact Tara Young at 667-7171 or email [email protected].

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