Summerville police officers receive suicide prevention training

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCBD) – Officers with the Summerville Police Department completed suicide intervention training in October.

According to the Summerville Police Department, the Crisis Intervention Team attended the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), a two-day, 15-hour interactive suicide first aid workshop.

ASIST is widely used by healthcare professionals and law enforcement officials to de-escalate mental health crises.

ASIST participants learned how to recognize when someone may be having suicidal thoughts, provide intervention and “create a plan that will support their immediate safety and keep them alive.”

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