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Workshop provides suicide intervention techniques

Published on January 2, 2018 8:07PM

HERMISTON — A two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid is being offered in Hermiston.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan to support their immediate safety. Participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop — anyone 16 or older can learn to use the ASIST model.

The workshop is Jan. 22-23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Medical Center, 610 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston. A subsidized registration fee is made possible by the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant. Hosted by Umatilla County Public Health, the cost is $75.

For more information, contact Amanda Walsborn at amanda.walsborn@umatillacounty.net, 541-278-5432 or visit www.co.umatilla.or.us/health. For more about ASIST, visit www.livingworks.net/programs/asist.


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