Several faculty and staff have participated in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.
SPHTM Asist Contacts
The following Tulane SPHTM faculty and staff have completed Asist training:
Roz Bailey Executive Secretary, Student Affairs
Sue Barrosse Director of Admissions
Margie Cartwright, Esq. Director of Career Services
Melissa Mo-Billiot Program Manager, Tropical Medicine
Geraldine Neville Senior Program Coordinator, GEHS
Dr. Felicia Rabito Associate Professor Dept. of Epidemiology
Dr. TJ Stranova Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Dr. Catherine Taylor Associate Professor, GCHB
Vonnie Wright Program Manager
Tulane University also provides other resources to faculty, staff, and students including:
QPR Suicide Prevention. Gatekeeper training is an effective strategy of Tulane University’s suicide prevention efforts. A QPR gatekeeper is someone trained to recognize someone at risk for, or experiencing, a suicide crisis and who further knows how and where to find help for a person in distress. Anyone can act as a QPR gatekeeper, meaning they do not need any counseling or medical experience. Overall, the main goal of QPR is to instill hope and to decrease isolation by connecting individuals to mental health resources. With QPR gatekeeper training, you can feel confident about helping that person and may even be the person who saves another student’s life. Learn how to ask a question and save a life. Specifics: target audience students, faculty, or staff; 1 hour; facilitated by professional staff member of The Well.
Information Table – TUPHEs can do information tables at event to cover a variety of topics. Please provide details in the comment section below. Specifics: presented by TUPHEs.
Other workshops focus on sexual health, self-care and nutrition. For more information or to participate in a workshop, please see Campus Health's page here.