College of Charleston Offers Two-Day Suicide Intervention Class

The College of Charleston is offering its staff, faculty and students a two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class on Jan. 6 and 7, 2020.

The classes meet from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and participation in both days is required to attend. The fee for materials/registration is $50, payable by cash, check or through CofC Marketplace.

This intensive ASIST training workshop is for anyone who would like to feel more confident and competent when identifying, intervening and referring a person in a suicidal crisis. It is especially recommended for people who have one-on-one interaction with students (e.g., staff, faculty and mentors in residence life, academic advising, etc.) or are pursuing careers with high-risk populations. Participants will benefit from learning, discussing and practicing suicide first aid.

For more information and to register, contact Rachael McNamara, outreach health educator in the College’s Counseling Center, via email at mcnamarar@cofc.edu or phone: 843.953.3650.