FARGO — Mental health hotline FirstLink is scheduled to offer a suicide prevention workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 and 18 in Fargo.

The workshop, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, “teaches effective suicide intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community,” a news release stated.

The program is in partnership with North Dakota State University Extension.

By attending the workshop, participants will be able to better:

  • Dispel myths regarding suicide

  • Identify people who have suicidal thoughts

  • Understand how beliefs and attitudes influence suicide interventions

  • Be direct and comfortable with suicidal situations

  • Understand the person at risk’s story and recognize turning points

  • Conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan to keep the person at risk safe

  • Build resource networks for at-risk individuals

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The cost to attend the workshop is $25 and pre-registration is required. Participants must attend both days.

To register, visit firstlink.regfox.com/asist-fargo-821.