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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training [ASIST]

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training [ASIST] is a 2-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help individuals recognize the risk of suicide, and learn how to intervene to prevent the risk of suicidal thoughts from becoming suicidal behaviours.

Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop — ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.

ASIST participants learn to:

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ASIST makes a difference

As the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, LivingWorks’ ASIST program is supported by numerous evaluations including independent and peer-reviewed studies. Results demonstrate that ASIST helps participants become more willing, ready, and able to intervene with someone at 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, and teammates, as well as formal caregiving roles. 

Many organizations have incorporated ASIST into professional development for their employees. Its widespread use in various communities creates a common language to understand suicide safety issues and communicate across different organizational backgrounds.


Download the ASIST Information Sheet

To learn more about ASIST or book a training session, contact: 

Elizabeth Baker, Provincial Lead, Education and Training

Email: [email protected] | Direct Line: 902.517.2440

We are able to offer ASIST Training to communities and to organizations for whom the regular fees are a barrier at a reduced rate thanks to our generous funders:

About LivingWorks: LivingWorks is dedicated to saving lives through the creation, development, and delivery of innovatve training experiences that empower individuals, organizations, and communities to be safer from suicide. To learn more, visit www.livingworks.net.

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