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Please join us at the upcoming ASIST training in
Wichita, Kansas August 4 & 5 at the Lanny J. Wallace Army Reserve, 3130
George Washington Blvd, Wichita, Kansas. Registration is $100 for the two-day
training and includes training materials, snacks and lunch. This training is
sponsored by the Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition.
ASIST is a two-day (16 hour) workshop that teaches
how to intervene and save a life from suicide. Over a million people around the
world have participated in this award-winning program. Most people thinking
about suicide don’t actually want to die, but they need help deciding to stay
alive. You don’t need any prior training to attend ASIST—just a willingness to
make a difference. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect
improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide
intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants
learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over
1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST
method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.
Registration is limited to 24 participants. Please
register to attend at
you or someone you know is talking about suicide,
please call the suicide prevention hotline 24
hours a day/7 days a week.
Crisis Intervention Services, now a part of our Community Crisis
Center (CCC), has been the suicide prevention service for many years in Sedgwick
County. At CCC, priority is given to callers who are at risk for suicide.
If you feel you are in a mental health crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call us. Family members or others concerned about someone else who may be experiencing a crisis are welcome to call as well. People have called us for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, and mental and physical illness. No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. You will be helped by a skilled, trained crisis worker who will listen to your problems and will share options for treatment and resources available to help.
The mission of the Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition is to promote and implement evidence based approaches, local research and community change to reduce the impact of suicide with the ultimate goal of zero suicides in Sedgwick County.
Read the 2014 Suicide Statistics for Wichita and Sedgwick County.
handbook created specially for those left behind that provides information
about grief, stress, support systems and healing.
Los sobrevivientes al suicidio: un manual para aquellos que se quedaron
Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss: A Guide for Funeral Directors
Suicide clusters among teenagers and young adults in Sedgwick
County have prompted intense concern among parents, students, school officials
and others affected by the suicides in our community. In response to these
concerns, the Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition has developed
guide to help community leaders proactively respond to suicide clusters or
situations that might develop into suicide clusters.
Suicide Prevention is Everybody's Business
Suicide Prevention Card
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