ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Most people considering suicide share their distress and their intent. Training can help us see and respond to these invitations to help. It can give you the confidence to ask about suicide if you are concerned about someone's safety. It can provide you with the tools to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
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ASIST provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
Participants often include:
- People concerned about family and friends
- Natural helpers and advisers
- Emergency service workers
- Counselors, teachers and ministers
- Mental health practitioners
- Workers in health, welfare or justice
- Community volunteers
The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first aid, on helping a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. Attendance at the full two days is essential.
Learn how to:
- Recognize invitations for help
- Reach out and offer support
- Review the risk of suicide
- Apply a suicide intervention model
- Link people with community resources
Contact Aliive-Roberts County to learn more or to join the next ASIST training.