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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Virtually anyone age 16 or older – regardless of prior experience or training – can become an ASIST-trained caregiver and provide assistance to those who are suicide risks. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide-intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Who should attend ASIST? Anyone who wants to help someone in need can attend. Teachers, counselors, youth workers, police, health professionals and clergy are good examples, but anyone – regardless of occupation – can make a difference.

After ASIST, participants will be able to:

  • Identify a person with thoughts of suicide
  • Demonstrate the use of intervention skills for helping someone with thoughts of suicide
  • Identify resources available to help a person who is a suicide risk
  • Have confidence in being an effective resource

If you’d like to learn more about ASIST and how to schedule for yourself or your group, submit an interest form or call Felicia Wright at 405-840-9396 ext. 101.