Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day training for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this evidence based two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.  ASIST is the most researched suicide prevention skills training world-wide.

ASIST provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Participants often include:

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  • people concerned about family & friends
  • natural helpers and advisers
  • emergency service workers
  • counselors, teachers and clergy members
  • mental health practitioners
  • workers in health, welfare or justice

The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first aid, on helping a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. Attendance at the full two days is essential.  Learn how to:

  • recognize invitations for help
  • reach out and offer support
  • review the risk of suicide
  • apply a suicide intervention model
  • link people with community resources

Evaluations have shown that the ASIST workshop increases caregivers’ knowledge and confidence to respond to a person at risk of suicide, that intervention skills are re­tained over time and that they are put to use to save lives.

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