Applied suicide intervention skills trainings

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for anyone 16 years of age or older 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.

JCMHC Asist trainers

What you will learn:

  • How to help someone thinking about suicide develop a personalized SafePlan to keep safe for now and connect with further help
  • How to apply a Safety Framework to guide the development of this SafePlan through a collaborative helping relationship
  • An understanding of how personal and community attitudes about suicide affect someone’s openness to seek help and how that affects your ability to provide care

Ultimately, ASIST will increase your willingness, confidence and capacity to provide suicide first aid.

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." 


As of August 2021, 532 participants have completed this two-day training. To sign up for a workshop, please contact Prevention Services at 913-715-7880 or