Prairie Post (East Edition)

TC Energy grant to cover registrati­on fees for suicide prevention training

- Alberta Newspaper group wellnessma­ or by phoning the local CMHA office at 403-504-1811.

A grant from TC Energy will cover registrati­on fees for anyone taking part in local suicide prevention training this fall, the Canadian Mental Health Associatio­n has announced.

The ASIST program teaches those certified to recognize warning signs of potential self-harm, interventi­on skills and how to develop a safety plan.

Certificat­ion lasts three years.

“With these funds from TC Energy, we will be able to provide Applied Suicide Interventi­on Skills Training (ASIST) to community members who may not have considered taking them before,” stated Breanne Mellen, the suicide prevention program coordinato­r in southeast Alberta.

She said the techniques are useful to a wide array of individual­s.

The two-day course is being offered in three blocks this fall – Sept. 16-17, Oct. 1415 and Nov. 25-26.

The value of the grant is estimated to be about $9,800 provided by TC Energy, formerly known as Trans-Canada Pipelines.

More informatio­n on the courses is available at the website

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