The Chickasaw Nation offers Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

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Published July 10, 2016

ADA, OKLAHOMA – The Chickasaw Nation is offering two sessions of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) at the Chickasaw Community Center in Ada, Oklahoma. ASIST is a two-day training class that helps participants learn how to recognize individuals at risk, intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Sessions conducted in July and August include safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone).

safe talkAccording to the Centers for Disease Control website, suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers and young adults aged 15-24. Last year, there were more than 40,000 reported suicides in the U.S. alone.

Sessions will help participants learn the necessary skills to help host an intervention and develop a safe plan for individuals thinking of suicide.

Training is open to the public at no charge for those ages 16 and up.

Classes are also available to outside organizations and church groups. To qualify, 8 to 20 people must commit to attending.

Training dates are:

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 20
Chickasaw Community Center, 700 N Mississippi Ave.

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18, and Friday, Aug. 19
Chickasaw Community Center, 700 N Mississippi Ave.

For more information or to enroll in upcoming sessions, contact Deanna Carpitche at (580) 421-8734 or [email protected].

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