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Suicide Prevention


The WellLife Network offers two Suicide Prevention training programs to agencies, universities and other professional organizations. Safe Talk, an internationally recognized suicide-alertness seminar, prepares participants over the age of 15 to become suicide alert. Through our Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), anyone over the age of 16 is trained to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

This training is designed for clinicians, counselors and all other professionals interested in learning a comprehensive assessment model for suicide risk. The training course explores the basic components of a comprehensive risk assessment; identifies the seven categories of risk factors in suicide risk assessment; distinguishes among warning signs, proximal and distal risk factors; identifies the different definitions of suicidal behavior; learning to use protective and risk factors to assign risk level for clinical judgment and individualized profile development and match levels of suicide risk with levels of intervention.

This training is sponsored by Office of Mental Health Suicide Prevention Office (SPO) which is seeking to make New York a model Zero Suicide state and a national model for integrating suicide prevention into behavioral health and health care. Zero Suicide is both a philosophy and practical approach to suicide prevention that begins with organizations committing to reducing the number of suicides through delivery of suicide safer care.

To Schedule Workshops/Courses

For a free consultation or to develop customized workshops/courses for you or your organization, call:

Call Max Banilivy, Ph.D. at 631.920.8039

A Life Lesson In Saving Lives
A Life Lesson In Saving Lives
<p>A valuable lesson learned and put to use at the right moment: That's what happened recently and it may have saved a life!</p>

<p>Andrew Reid, a senior case manager at WellLife Network attended a Safe Talk seminar. Safe Talk is an internationally recognized suicide-alertness seminar which prepares anyone over the age of 15 to become suicide alert.</p>

<p>Shortly after the seminar Andrew received a chilling call from a transgender consumer who called and said she 'planned to kill herself'. Andrew took action by calling the consumer and keeping her on the phone while he rushed to the apartment. Along with the individual's case manager; the two used 'The Assist Suicide Intervention Model' taught by WellLife Network's Max Banilivy, Ph.D.</p>

<p>Andrew kept the consumer talking, praising the progress she had made in managing her illness. Together, they developed a treatment plan that involved psychiatric follow-up.</p>

<p>The consumer no longer wishes to end her life. 'I honestly believe that Dr. Banilivy's training course helped me to assist my client during a critical time in her life', says Andrew.
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