asist – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions. Small group discussions and skills practice are based on adult learning principles.

ASIST teaches the Suicide Intervention Model, a practical guide to doing suicide interventions. Powerful videos support learning.
Who can attend?
All caregivers, formally designated or not; minimum age 16 years.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:
  • identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
  • seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
  • review current risk and develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behavior for an agreed amount of time
  • follow up on safety commitments, accessing further help as needed
The role of ASIST in a suicide-safer community

ASIST caregivers complete the process that safeTALK helpers start, providing life-saving suicide first aid interventions.

For information about becoming a trainer of any of these programs, contact LivingWorks at 1-888-733-5484 or visit