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We all have a role in suicide prevention. We can monitor our own wellness and seek help. We can recognize when others are in distress and provide varying levels of support. We can remove access to lethal means. We can promote healthy choices. We can educate ourselves on mental health challenges, helpful things to do, and available community resources.

The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board is providing a new opportunity for community members to increase their knowledge and skills around suicide prevention and intervention through the 2-day ASIST training.

ASIST stands for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. Participants learn to better recognize when someone is having thoughts of suicide and work with the individual to support their immediate safety.

The course will be offered on Thursday, June 27th and Friday, June 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. The training is free and will be held at the Stafford Hospital (101 Hospital Center Blvd., Stafford, VA 22554). Lunch will be provided.

Full attendance is required for both days. Please do not register if you are on-call or have other commitments during that time.

There are a limited number of seats available and advance registration is required. To register: http://bit.ly//ASISTregistration

Additional trainings will be scheduled throughout the year.

Help our community become a suicide safer community and take the ASIST.

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