Disabled American Veterans Frank L. Bradford Chapter 18 of Marshall County recently received a $5,000 grant from the Marshall County Legislative Office.

The grant is to support the chapter’s initiative of helping reduce the suicide rate of service members and veterans, as well as the general population. Chapter 18 is using the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program developed by Living Works, Inc., a non-profit organization, recognized as the world leader in suicide prevention since 1983. ASIST is a grassroots level initiative that teaches the skills of recognizing the warning signs of suicide of those most at risk, how to initiate intervention (suicide first aid) and help them through the crisis toward living a normal and full life. The grant is intended to help Chapter 18 initiate ASIST training to provide trained and certified suicide interventions specialists and program trainers.

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