Suicide

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) ASIST is an award-winning two-day interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide life-assisting suicide first-aid intervention using the Pathway for Assisting Life (PAL) model.

Research shows that ASIST provides long-term financial benefit to communities and that ASIST-trained caregivers help at-risk people feel less suicidal and more hopeful.

Who Should Attend?

Although many professional caregivers use ASIST, anyone 16 or older can learn these life-saving skills.

Learning Outcomes

ASIST participants will be better able to:

• Identify people who have thoughts of suicide,

• Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions,

• Listen to the story of a person at risk and recognize turning points that connect that person to life, and

• Conduct a safety assessment, develop a safeplan, and confirm the safety actions to be done.

The Role of ASIST in a Suicide-Safer Community

ASIST provides a unique, life-assisting intervention model to help caregivers support persons at risk. It also helps caregivers contribute to the development of suicide-safer resources in their communities.