Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training in Mountainside on June 8 and 9.  ASIST is an internationally acclaimed two-day interactive training program in suicide first-aid designed to provide trainees with the hands-on skills to intervene in the case of suicide.  ASIST training is ideal for people with a variety of backgrounds, including first responders, teachers, school administrators, social workers, counselors, clergy, business managers, and parents.  Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is the most widely used suicide prevention training program in the world.

The 16-hour course is being offered in two eight-hour sessions, Saturday, June 8  and Sunday, June 9  from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Imagine, Center for Coping with Loss, 244 Sheffield Street, Mountainside.

Caring Contact is offering the training for $200 for the two-day training, and limited scholarships are available for young adult participants.  Breakfast and lunch will be served. To learn more or register, visit http// or call 908-301.-899.

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Caring Contact is an award-winning, volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline providing active listening support and best-in-class education to the Central and Northern New Jersey community. We attentively and compassionately serve those in emotional distress and educate our communities about the power of personal connection. More than 100 trained volunteer listeners answered over 10,000 calls last year from people in crisis, having suicidal thoughts or simply feeling depressed and lonely.

We are affiliated with CONTACT USA, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the American Association of Suicidology. If you are in crisis and need someone to listen, call us at 908-232-2880.To learn more, visit