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  • Ask About Suicide Directly
    by demetre on October 31, 2014 at 12:41 AM
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    Asking about suicide directly is the best way to find out if someone is planning to suicide. Most persons-at-risk will be relieved to be able to come forward and talk about what they are thinking about. All of them want to live -- weather they are aware of it or not. The military have embraced asking about suicide directly as an effective tool. They use the acronym ACE. Knowing the ACE suicide intervention model is key to being a Wingman. ACE provides a simple yet extremely effective approach to helping someone who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

    (Uploaded on Nov 10, 2011)

  • Invitations For Help
    by demetre on October 31, 2014 at 12:25 AM
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    Learning to listen for suicide talk is a skill that is covered in the ASIST workshop. The key is to watch of behaviors and talk that is out of character for someone you know. This PSA was put together by the folks at Did Hirsch Community Mental Health Center in Culver City CA and generously donated to the National Hopeline Network to promote the 1-800-SUICIDE 784-2433 number and network.

  • People Tend To Miss The Signs
    by demetre on October 31, 2014 at 12:16 AM
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    Most people are in denial or reject the possibility of suicide. They explain away the invitations that a person at risk puts out. They don't see the cry for help...until it's too late.

  • Introduction to ASIST
    by demetre on October 29, 2014 at 3:09 AM
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    ASIST: An overview. ASIST is designed to help all caregivers become more ready, willing and able to help persons at risk. Prepared caregivers can help prevent suicide. Suicide intervention used worldwide. (first uploaded on Feb 3, 2010)

  • ASIST Is a Community Solution
    by demetre on October 29, 2014 at 3:05 AM
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    Josh Koerner Talks about ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - A community solution to the community problem of Suicide (first uploaded on Sep 2, 2009)

  • ASIST Helps Prevent Suicide
    by demetre on October 29, 2014 at 2:48 AM
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    Being able to reframe dark suicidal thoughts connected to death so that they bring to light connections to life is one of the skills that ASIST training covers. The Army's Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST, program helps prevent suicide by providing intervention skills. BC (Published on Jul 23, 2014)

  • One Person Commits Suicide Every 40 Seco...
    by demetre on October 29, 2014 at 2:25 AM
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    A new report by the World Health Organization shows that one person dies as a result of suicide every 40 seconds. (Published on Sep 5, 2014)

  • Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative
    by demetre on October 29, 2014 at 2:17 AM
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    Over 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, many more attempt suicide, and suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds. In response to these alarming figures, WHO publishes its first World Suicide Report and gives a message of hope: suicides are preventable. (Published on Sep 4, 2014)

  • Build a Suicide Safe Community
    by demetre on October 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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    In order to build a suicide safe community people have to network and work together. The ASIST workshop is at the heart of beginning this type of effort in your community. Our motto is...All of us are greater than any one of us.


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