Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is a resource for the whole community. It helps people apply suicide first-aid in many settings: with family, friends, co-workers, teammates and formal caregiving roles.
The workshop includes:
- Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
- A scientifically proven intervention model
- Workbook, videos and interactive activities
- Group discussions
- Opportunity to practice skills
- A balance of challenge and safety
This two day training has benefited a variety of audiences including: primary care professionals, clergy, school personnel and educators, law enforcement, mental health professionals and the general public.
Feedback from past participants:
"Presenters helped us feel comfortable discussing a difficult subject. I feel much more confident now."
"Excellent course. I found it very applicable and useful."
"Enjoyed everything about ASIST. Great workgroup and a good combination of Mental Health professionals and others."
"Great training! Very practical and engaging."
"I feel more secure having an actual framework to work from if faced with this situation."