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ASIST Suicide Workshop Certificate

The ASIST Suicide Prevention Workshop Certificate provides you with skills to address suicide risks confidently and effectively. Becoming ASIST-certified empowers you to positively impact your community and promote mental health awareness.

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The ASIST Suicide Workshop.

The ASIST suicide workshop is for professionals and caring persons who want to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participation in the full two days is required in order to receive certification.

How Does ASIST Help?


The ASIST suicide workshop is designed to help participants recognize risk and learn how to intervene to keep a person at risk safe for now.

Suicide can be prevented with the help of prepared professionals and/or caregivers.

Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice based on adult learning principles. Feel challenged and safe and learn suicide first aid.

Who should attend? Mental Health and medical professionals, Religious leaders, Youth workers, Social workers, law enforcement, first responders, educators, coaches, managers, and anyone over the age of 16 years that wants to learn the skills to help those at risk of suicide.

Just like you don’t need to be a doctor or nurse to learn CPR, you do not need to be a mental health professional to provide suicide first aid.

Please note: This workshop is designed to train helpers. If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call 911 or your local crisis line.

Facts About Suicide.

Suicide is one of the most significant public health issues facing the world today. It has existed throughout history, across all cultures and time periods. People’s reasons for thinking about suicide are as complex and varied as those individuals themselves. With the right knowledge and skills, the vast majority of suicides can be prevented.

  • At any given time, 1 in 25 people is thinking about suicide to some degree
  • You’re much more likely to encounter someone who needs suicide intervention than CPR
  • Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people aged 15-29
  • On average, workplace suicide has a financial impact of over $1,100.00
  • More than 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide each year

The ASIST suicide workshop is also designed to empower a community-based approach to suicide prevention. We enable everyone to play a role, creating powerful safety networks to support those in need.

By instilling life-saving skills throughout communities, we can protect people where they live, work, play, and learn.

A group attending an ASIST Suicide Workshop Certificate workshop.

What are the Benefits of ASIST Suicide Prevention Training?

Obtaining an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certificate through AERCS Therapy offers several important benefits for both professionals and laypeople interested in suicide prevention. Here are some reasons why getting certified can be valuable.

Enhanced Skills and Knowledge.

The ASIST suicide workshop is a comprehensive training program that provides evidence-based skills and knowledge to help you identify people at risk for suicide and effectively intervene to keep them safe. These competencies are highly beneficial for anyone who may encounter individuals at risk, whether in a professional or personal setting.

Increased Credibility.

Being ASIST-certified indicates you have completed a rigorous, standardized training program that’s recognized worldwide. This credential can add credibility to your role as a mental health advocate, counselor, healthcare worker, first responder, or community volunteer.

Career Advancement.

For professionals in the fields of healthcare, social work, education, and emergency services, an ASIST suicide workshop certification can be a significant asset. It can make you more marketable in your career, potentially leading to promotions or new job opportunities.

Increased Confidence.

Knowing how to handle a sensitive and urgent situation like suicide risk can make you more confident in your ability to help others. This can be empowering and make you more proactive in assisting those who are vulnerable.

Meet Professional Requirements.

Certain professions or organizations may require ASIST suicide workshop certification as part of their training protocol or continuing education. Even if not required, it can be a beneficial addition to your professional development.

Community Impact.

Suicide is a community issue, not just an individual one. By becoming ASIST suicide workshop certified, you are equipping yourself to make a meaningful impact in your community, whether it’s within your workplace, school, family, or social network.

Ethical Responsibility.

If you’re in a profession where you’re likely to encounter individuals at risk of suicide, having the appropriate training is not just beneficial, but it may be considered an ethical obligation.


Many people find that helping someone through a crisis is deeply rewarding. By becoming ASIST suicide workshop certified, you are better equipped to make a tangible, life-saving difference in someone’s life, which can be immensely fulfilling.


An ASIST suicide workshop often bring together people from various backgrounds who share a common interest in mental health and suicide prevention. This can be a great networking opportunity and can help you collaborate with others to address this serious public health issue.

In summary, ASIST certification offers a comprehensive set of benefits that extend beyond the individual to the wider community, contributing to the broader aim of reducing suicides and improving mental health support.

AERCS ASIST Suicide Workshop Prevention Training Instructors

The role of an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) instructor is a specialized position requiring unique qualifications and sensitivities. AERCS founder and principal Gloria Segovia has a passion for imparting suicide Intervention skills, along with these other AERCs counsellors who are also part of this event series.

Mirella Corallo

Mirella Corallo

Certified Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Instructor

Mirella Corallo is a certified Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Instructor who trained in 2019 in the T4T ASIST. Mirella is passionate about installing mental health and suicide prevention. She has experience in mental health education and outreach, Mirella has facilitated ASIST workshops for various communities including schools, first responders, healthcare professionals, and community organizations.

Trained in crisis intervention and mental health first aid, Mirella is passionate about empowering individuals to become more skilled and confident in helping those at risk of suicide. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science and works full time in healthcare where she has been trained by some of the leading experts in the field of suicide prevention.

Mirella’s approach to training is empathetic, evidence-based, and interactive. By combining role-playing simulations, discussions, and multimedia presentations, she gives participants the practical knowledge and skills they’ll need to recognize those most at risk and equip them with tactics and ways to intervene effectively to redirect them toward life.

Outside of her work as an ASIST instructor, Mirella is also involved in other professional activities, including more training and counseling. She frequently speaks on topics related to mental health and reducing the stigma associated with mental health and suicide, Mirella is an advocate for open dialogue and community engagement as a pathway to save lives.

Christian Zappulla

Christian Zappulla

Accredited Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Master Trainer

Christian Zappulla is an accredited Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Master Trainer which means he has taken the requisite courses and workshops to become skilled in suicide prevention. He has worked for many years as a mental health education and outreach coordinator and has helped Mirella and Gloria facilitate ASIST workshops through AERCs Therapy.

Christian Zappulla has eight years experience supporting children, young people, and families in the field of Child and Youth Care. He focuses on amplifying the development, confidence, and skills of children and young people through relational work, in addition to individualized social, emotional, behavioural, life, and academic programming for children and young people with disabilities within foster care, group home, and school settings.

Christian is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and he has attended programs across Ontario in suicide first aid. Christian utilizes his passion for teaching, relational qualities, and experience to deliver a safe, engaging, and unique learning experience for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence in applying life-saving skills for people who may be and / or are at risk of suicide.

Gloria Segovia

Gloria Segovia

Accredited Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Master Trainer

Gloria Segovia has over fifteen years of experience and thousands of hours of clinical social work providing psychotherapy to children, youth, families, and couples. She has worked in private practice as well as in the hospital sector. As an educator, she supervises masters-level social work students in their practicum through York University, and she supervises master level clinicians and qualifying psychotherapists as part of her role as a clinical director.

Gloria is committed to lifelong learning and professional development. She is trained in Solution Focus Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Emotion Focus Therapy (ongoing) and Gottman Marital Approach (Certified Level 1, 2 and 3).

Gloria works hard to promote a safe environment for suicide. She has vast experience in so many different helping-roles giving her the opportunity to better listen-to and understand individuals of diverse backgrounds. She believes it’s important to recognize and respect humanity’s wide range of differences and she’s committed to fostering a safe environment which promotes equality, inclusion, and diversity.

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