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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a suicide intervention skills training project developed by Living Works Education, Inc. The Living Works materials are designed to create learning experiences that help communities prevent suicide.

  • Suicide Talk (Tell, Ask, Listen, Care) is an awareness program that can be customized for 1-4 hour presentations. This talk can be geared for youth, parents, or professional audiences. It covers basic recognition skills and self-care.

  • The ASIST workshop (formerly the Suicide Intervention Workshop) is a two-day workshop for community members who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. This training teaches people how to recognize youth who are at potential suicide risk, intervene with, and refer them on to professional counseling. Over 200,000 individuals have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.

  • Training for Trainers is a (minimum) five-day course that prepares local resource persons to be trainers of the ASIST workshop. Around the world, there is a network of 1000 active, registered trainers.

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