ASIST Suicide Workshop Certificate
The ASIST Workshop
The ASIST 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.
ASIST 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.
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.
Facts About Suicide.
- 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
LivingWorks’ solutions are 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.