The graduates of a recent suicide intervention training class held by caring and crisis hotline Caring Contact of Westfield proudly hold their certificates. The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class was held Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 at the RWJ Rahway Fitness and Wellness Center in Scotch Plains.

ASIST is an internationally acclaimed interactive training program in suicide first-aid that provides participants with the tools to intervene in the case of a suicide and create positive outcomes when dealing with someone who is feeling suicidal. The participants brought a variety of backgrounds, including social workers, teacher, realtor, retired therapist and college students and came from throughout Union County and as far away as Flemington and Jersey City.

For information about attending future ASIST training contact janet.sarkos@caringcontact.org.