Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) is a two-day (in-person), interactive, skills based workshop that prepares participants to provide life-assisting suicide first-aid using the Pathway for Assisting Life (PAL) model. Becoming ASIST trained contributes to the development of suicide-safer communities.
Over the course of the two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
- how to help someone thinking about suicide develop a personalized SafePlan to keep safe-for-now and connect with further help.
- apply a Safety Framework to guide the development of this SafePlan through a collaborative helping relationship.
- consider how personal and community attitudes about suicide affect someone’s openness to seek helpand your ability to provide it.
- increase your willingness, confidence, and capacity to provide suicide first aid
The Canadian Mental Health Association , North Bay and District offers closed ASIST sessions to groups upon request. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org