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.
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.