Prevention and Early Access Program for Seniors

Suicide Prevention

PEAS provide ASIST and SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Trainings:

ASIST

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.  During the two-day interactive workshop, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.  The ASIST method of intervention helps reduce suicidal feelings and helps connect people to safety.

SafeTalk

SafeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

For more information or to schedule a training, please contact the Education/Outreach Specialist, Tracee Stacy at 707-644-6612 xt214 or primetimeliving@aol.com