Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
   
September Class Canceled due to Hurricane Ida Aftermath
 

ASIST provides training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participants often include: people concerned about family or friends, emergency service workers, counselors, teachers, ministers, mental health practitioners, law enforcement workers and community volunteers. The emphasis is on suicide first-aid. This is a full two-day intensive course taught by two trained staff. The course is approved by the NASW-LA Chapter for 14 General CEUs. It is also approved for 8 CEUs by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. (ABMDI)

 
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safeTALK

Suicide Alertness for Everyone 
 
September Class Canceled due to Hurricane Ida Aftermath
 

safeTALK is a suicide alertness program that prepares community members of all kinds to be suicide alert helpers in only a few hours. safeTALK participants are aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed, and avoided. Participants will learn the TALK steps, (Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe) and can take a vital step in linking those people who experience suicidal ideation with caring community members who are trained in suicide intervention skills. Being trained in this process can assist in saving lives in our communities. safeTALK is designed to be used in organizations and communities where there are caregivers who have been trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).  It has been applied for 2.5 General CEUs by the NASW-La Chapter.

 
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We are pleased to present our newest program to the community:
 
suicideTALK
 

suicideTALK is a short exploration and awareness raising session.  It is flexible to meet the needs of each group.  suicideTALK is aimed at all members and groups within communities.  It is practice-oriented and allows open and honest dialogue for anyone interested in attending. It can last between one and three hours with the content adapting to the needs of the group. 

By dispelling the myth that talking about suicide promotes suicidal behavior, suicideTALK provides a solid foundation for suicide prevention. It aims to reduce stigma around suicide and promote awareness within the community. It also provides an opportunity for networking among participants. 

The talk is a good starting point for those who would like to learn more about suicide and attitudes surrounding the issue. Many partipcants go on to attend an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshop.

If you are interested in arranging a suicideTALK for your workplace or community group, please contact Lynette Savoie, STOPS Executive Director, at stops.la@gmail.com or 985-237-5506.