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The world’s leading suicide intervention training program

Trusted by professionals yet learn-able by anyone, LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the only workshop of its kind. Updated continually to reflect new knowledge, LivingWorks ASIST has been empowering people to provide skilled, life-saving interventions for over 35 years.

The LivingWorks ASIST experience

LivingWorks ASIST is a two-day face-to-face workshop featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions, and simulations.

At a LivingWorks ASIST workshop, you’ll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing a skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive.

Two knowledgeable, supportive trainers will guide you through the course, ensuring your comfort and safety.

LivingWorks ASIST is proven effective

Like all of LivingWorks’ core programs, LivingWorks ASIST is evidence-based. Here’s what over 30 peer-reviewed studies and government reports on LivingWorks ASIST found:

  • Improves trainee skills and readiness
  • Safe for trainees, with no adverse effects from training
  • Interventions shown to increase hope and reduce suicidality
  • Training shown to increase general counseling and listening skills
  • Saving lives and costs, yielding return on investment of up to 50:1

 

For more information about ASIST and other LivingWorks trainings, visit the LivingWorks website.

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Warnings signs

The following are signs of someone who could behaving thoughts of suicide:

  • Recent significant loss or change.
  • Feeling hopeless or trapped.
  • Feeling unbearable pain.
  • Feeling like a burden to others.
  • Increased use of alcohol and/or other drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated.
  • Reckless behavior.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Talking about wanting to die or kill themselves.
  • Looking for ways to complete suicide.
  • Withdrawing or isolating from others.

If you see these signs or others in yourself or another, there is help.