Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Suicide is one of the most significant public health issues facing the world today; people’s reasons for thinking about suicide are as complex and varied as those individuals themselves. With the right knowledge and skills, the vast majority of suicides can be prevented.


What You Will Learn

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid that teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide, and how to work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

How It Works

Workshop Length: 2-day workshop, 8 hours per day

Workshop Format: In-person only

Affiliations: LivingWorks

Notes: Available to anybody over age 16

Costs per Individual: $250
Costs for groups:  Contact Steve


  • The most up to date research, theories, statistics, and myths related to suicide
  • The River of Suicide – Key aspects of suicide prevention and postvention, with a focus on suicide intervention (also known as suicide first aid)
  • How your attitudes about suicide and the relationship you have with a person who is having thoughts of suicide will affect your willingness and effectiveness to engage in the role of their caregiver
  • The PAL Model (Pathways to Assisting Life), utilizing a critical set of tasks caregivers must perform in order to meet the needs of a person thinking about suicide
  • How personal experiences with suicide play a major role in your effectiveness as a caregiver
  • Simulations that allow the PAL model to come to life through in-depth practice of newly learned skills
  • Suicide Safer Communities – Resources available for people thinking about suicide and how to help them navigate within the system to access various agencies and organizations dedicated to helping

Participants who attend both days of this powerful 2-day workshop will receive an ASIST certificate from LivingWorks Inc., the creators of this program that has proudly trained over 2 million people worldwide since 1983.

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