College Offers Free Suicide-Intervention Skills Training

By |2023-06-29T16:32:36-04:00May 31, 2023|News Briefs|Comments Off on College Offers Free Suicide-Intervention Skills Training

The College of Charleston is offering its staff, faculty and students two free, two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshops from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 20–21 2023, and on Aug. 16–17, 2023.

These intensive ASIST workshops are 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.

A minimum of 12 people must register for each session. Participation in both days is required to attend.

For more information and to register, contact Rachael McNamara, director of the Office of Student Wellness and Well-being, via email at or phone: 843.953.5640.

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