The training, provided by mental health charity Mind Cymru’s Positive Choices project, is designed to teach the public how to spot signals that someone is thinking about suicide.
Those who completed the ASIST course felt 97% more prepared for helping a person at risk of suicide. A follow up study revealed that 73% of those trained had already applied their knowledge to help someone.
Spotting the signals early is vital for saving lives and helping people deal with their issues.
A counsellor may be able to help those suffering with suicide thoughts. To find out more about what counsellors deal with and what to expect, please visit our Types of Distress pages.
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