Preventing Suicide


Suicide is preventable, but intervening can seem scary. A two-day training aims to give participants the skills and knowledge to save lives.

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board will offer Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on Nov. 21 and 22. The workshop will help participants learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, to reach out effectively, and to intervene in a timely manner.

Studies show that ASIST is effective in preventing suicide. The training saved more than 15,000 lives in 2016, and the impacts continue to rise as more people learn these crucial skills.

The course will be offered at RACSB at River Club, 10825 Tidewater Trail in Spotsylvania County. The $30 cost includes lunch for both days of the training. Participants must commit to full attendance on both days.

For details, contact Prevention Services Coordinator Michelle Wagaman at 540/374-3337 or mwagaman@rappahannockareacsb.org. Register online.

Learn more about ASIST.

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