A workshop in Redding next week is designed to train people how to recognize if someone is at risk of suicide. Shasta County’s per capita suicide rate is well above the state and national rates, for reasons that have been debated for years. Next Thursday and Friday, May 11th and 12th, a program called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills, or “ASIST”, will take place at the Shasta College Downtown Campus at Market and Tehama. It’s a free of charge two day program. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 229-8426. ASIST is the number one suicide intervention training in the world.