It’s official. I am certified for suicide prevention intervention!

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 2-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. The emphasis is on Safe For Now and is supported by an evidence-based protocol. There is considerable role play to put what you learn into practice.

ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, however you don’t need formal training to attend the workshop. Anyone 16 and up can learn and use the ASIST model. Thanks to AFSP, American Foundation … Read more...