Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainiing Available


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2020
8:30am-4:30pm both days
Community Memorial Hospital, 512 Skyline Blvd, Cloquet, MN 55720

Trainers: Connie Ross, North Homes Children & Family Services and Meghann Levitt, Carlton County Public Health & Human Services

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

This workshop is being offered free of cost through the Northern Minnesota Suicide Prevention/Crisis Text Line Grant (participants are responsible for any associated meal and/or travel costs) and provides 14 clock hours (certificate available at the end of the second day).

To register:
Email Meghann Levitt at meghann.levitt@co.carlton.mn.us, providing your first and last name and phone number.
If you are registering more than yourself, please also provide email addresses.

Please note:
Participants must be able to attend both full days to register.
Registration is limited and is required by Friday, April 17th.

Northern Minnesota Suicide Prevention is funded by Minnesota State Legislative Dollars through a partnership with The Minnesota Department of Human Services and Regional Partners

Click on the following link to view or save flyer:

ASIST Flyer – April 29-30.pdf


For HELP in EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA

In a life threatening situation or medical emergency, call your doctor or 911.

CRISIS phone line:
Call 800 523-3333 or text the word “MN” to 741741

Just need to talk to someone?
Wellness in the Woods 5:pm – 9:am Daily 844-739-6369
Minnesota NAMI Warmline 4:pm – 8:pm Thur – Sun 888-334-7754
Mental Health Advocacy Minnesota Warmline 5:pm-10:pm Mon – Sat 877-404-3190

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