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ASIST Model Of Suicide

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The 16 yo F who died by suicide in Elizabethtown over the weekend was not the pt at our clinic.

It was brought to my attention at the NE Drive that thestaff members working with children including nurses residents and therapists seem to be under stress bc of all this -it is a third teenager for the past few months who died and we are asked by pts about it all the time.

This is not my area and I am not sure if we can afford on line or in person training workshop for all of us how to talk about it and approach it not for the community but for the staff. I will leave that to you just wanted to give you update.

This is not my area of expertise and Dr Hameed might know better programs but program recommended to us in Barcelona was
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“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.
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