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Workshop set for suicide intervention training in Fargo

FirstLink and the North Dakota Department of Human Services will offer the training on Dec. 14 and 15.

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Editor's note: If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

FARGO — The deadline to register for a two-day workshop on suicide intervention training that's open to the community is 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10.

FirstLink has partnered with the North Dakota Department of Human Services to offer Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Fargo. Studies have shown the ASIST model significantly reduces suicidality, according to a news release from FirstLink.

Focus is placed on dispelling myths, reducing barriers to dealing with a suicidal situation, identifying those at risk for suicide, developing a safety plan to keep them safe for now, and building resource networks for them.

The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4351 17th Ave. S., in Fargo. Participants must attend both days of the workshop.

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The training costs $50. Continuing education credits are available for North Dakota social workers, law enforcement officers and nurses.

To register, visit https://myfirstlink.org/events/ .

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