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29 complete suicide intervention skills training workshop

(Press Release) — From July 11 to  12, 2018,  29 individuals completed LivingWorks’ two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training or ASIST workshop hosted by the CHCC-Community Guidance Center-Substance Abuse Prevention Unit. The workshop was facilitated by Guam’s ASIST certified trainers, Michelle S.N. Sasamoto and Juanita Blaz.

According to LivingWorks, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. The program is supported by numerous evaluations. Results demonstrate that ASIST helps participants become more willing, ready, and able to intervene with some at risk of suicide.

ASIST participants were enthusiastic, passionate, and devoted to help a person who may be at risk of suicide. Participants’ have expressed that the ASIST had taught them how to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and learn how to intervene for immediate safety.

Participants include partnered agencies/programs such as, the Division of Youth Services, Marianas Behavioral Health Institute, CHCC-Nursing Department, CGC- Recovery Clinic, CGC-GLS Youth Suicide Prevention Program, and CGC-Systems of Care.

LivingWorks recently conducted a two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop hosted by the CHCC-Community Guidance Center-Substance Abuse Prevention Unit.  Contributed photoLivingWorks recently conducted a two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop hosted by the CHCC-Community Guidance Center-Substance Abuse Prevention Unit. Contributed photo

The CGC-Substance Abuse Prevention Unit is proud to announce the following individuals who are Saipan’s ASIST certified caregivers: Ailene Ferrer, Colleen Diaz, Connita Camacho, Desiree’ San Nicolas, Dolores Rangamar, Dorene Kintol, Fred Fatiolofa, Grace Vaiagae, Jesse Aguon, Joseph Ada, Jove Jenn Taman, Juanicia Villanueva, Kimberly Tudela, Kit Iguel, Kristopher Laserna, Lilly Ann Sablan, Lucy Ann Hocog, Magic Cabrera, Marge Mendiola, Maria Sarah Camacho, Melycher Sablan, Mia Jones, Nathan Mook, Queayla Sablan, Rebecca Lisua, Russell Hocog, Rutha Tebuteb, Sharina Clark, and Vince Cabrera.

There will be more substance abuse prevention and suicide prevention trainings in the future. Please be on the lookout for upcoming trainings from the Community Guidance Center.

We would like to also encourage persons struggling with thoughts of suicide and in need of help to please contact the Community Guidance Center at 323-6560/61;  664-5499 (LIVE); 664-5483 (LIFE); 664-4673 (HOPE) for information and advice on suicide prevention.

You may contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).The lifeline is free, confidential, and always available. Help a loved one, a friend, or yourself.

This workshop was made possible by the Partnership for Success Grant under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration with CHCC-Community Guidance Center-Substance Abuse Prevention Unit.