ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop that teaches participants to recognize when someone may be considering suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, anyone 16 years and older can learn and use the ASIST model to intervene and save a life from suicide. REGISTRATION

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About the Training

Since its development in 1983, over 1,000,000 people have taken the ASIST workshop. Studies show that the ASIST model is a cost-effective way to help reduce suicidal behaviors


Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention, including life-promotion and self-care