The College of Charleston is offering its staff, faculty and students a free two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 6–7, 2022.

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. Those who sign up will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing a skilled intervention and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive. 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.

ASIST is an internationally recognized certificate program for suicide intervention. Two knowledgeable, supportive trainers will guide participants through the course, ensuring their comfort and safety.

The classes meet from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and participation in both days is required to attend.

For more information and to register, contact Rachael McNamara, head of the College’s Office of Student Wellness and Wellbeing, via email at or phone: 843.953.5640.