Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training taking place November 21 and 22

Date Posted: November 5, 2015

ASIST, a practical training course for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide, will be offered to Red Deer College students November 21 and 22.

This training course is being present by the Students’ Association of Red Deer College’s Mental Health Initiative. All sessions are coordinated by a Centre for Suicide Prevention certified trainer.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) uses many different teaching processes to create a practice-oriented and interactive learning experience. The sessions are mostly small groups of one trainer to no more than 15 participants.

The course is open to Red Deer College students only and is being offered free of charge. There is a $40 deposit to register; deposit will be refunded upon course completion.

Course participants often include:
• people concerned about family, friends
• natural helpers and advisors
• emergency service workers
• counsellors, teachers and ministers,
• mental health practitioners
• workers in health, welfare or justice
• community volunteers.

The 411
Date: November 21 and 22

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days

Location: Red Deer College

Cost: Free ($40 deposit to register. Refundable upon course completion)

Register: Students’ Association office (Room 2010)

Questions: mentalhealth(at)

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