The Greater New Bedford Suicide Prevention Coalition proudly presents the 1st class to complete ASIST. In what was a 2 day extensive suicide intervention training where 30 exceptional individuals from all walks of life were trained in ASIST-Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. With this training added to there “toolbox” they are better equipped to intervene in the event someone they come in contact with is demonstrating suicidal behavior and get them the help they may need. We would like to thank all involved in making this possible and to all the newly trained!
Singing “Amazing Grace,” they held candles, thoughts of those who took their own lives burning brightly.
It was a cold fall night, but more than 20 people gathered to recognize International Survivors of Suicide Day.
Over 400 friends, family, and supporters gathered on a damp October morning in New Bedford to participate in our ‘A Day in My Shoes Suicide Awareness Walk’.
Our mission is to build a network that helps save lives. The walk will raise awareness about suicides in our community, particularly with youth suicides. We also want to have an impact with the number of increasing suicides through gateway trainings and intense clinical trainings.