Suicide Intervention Training To Be Offered in Coushatta

Christus Coushatta will be one of four sites for ASIST training this summer.  The sessions in Red River will be on June 20th and 21st.  Advance registration is required.

Claire Hetherwick, RPC of the Central Louisiana Human Services District said, “Educators, Law-enforcement, health-care providers, mental-healthcare providers, teens 16 years and older, parents, clergy, administrators, blue and white collar workers, etc. are invited to attend a 2-DAY, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). ASIST is similar to a CPR skill that resuscitates someone to physically breathe again, whereas ASIST helps resuscitate someone into wanting to keep breathing.”

The cost to you is $0, so everyone can have an opportunity to learn this skill. Hetherwick added, “It is our belief, that suicide can be prevented if we all learn how to recognize someone who may be thinking of suicide and help them agree to work towards safety. All mental health professionals can receive 12 CEUs after this training, through Livingworks education, for a $60 fee.”

The schedule of training is:

Avoyelles Parish: May 16/17, 30/31, & Aug 2/3 (CLHSD)

Vernon Parish: June 6/7 (Leesville) (CLHSD)

Red River Parish: Jun 20/21 (Coushatta) (Christus)

Bienville Parish: July 25/26 (Arcadia) (Christus)