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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Training


Canadian Mental Health Association Ottawa

CMHA Ottawa, 1355 Bank St, Suite 402, Ottawa, K1H 8K7


This is an event series. You may need to attend more than one date.

Cost: $250; $200 for students

Registration: Required

ASIST is a two-day, interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide life-assisting, first-aid intervention. Small group discussions and skills practice are based on adult learning ASIST is a two-day, interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide life-assisting, first-aid intervention. Small group discussions and skills practice are based on adult learning principles. ASIST teaches Pathways for Assisting Life (PAL), a practical guide to doing suicide interventions. Powerful videos support learning.

Who canattend?
All caregivers, formally designated or not; adults and youth 16 plus.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide.
  • Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions.
  • Understand a person at risk’s story about suicide as well as recognize turning points that connect the person to life.
  • Conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk safe-for-now.
  • Confirm the person at risk’s faith in the safe plan and their intent to follow it through.

Contact: Canadian Mental Health Association
Phone: 613-737-7791 Ext. 217

Event Tags:

Workshop + Mental Health