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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

  • Canadian Mental Health Alberta Southeast Region 1865 Dunmore Road Southeast Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 1Z8 Canada (map)
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Attending this two-day course will train you to intervene with an individual who is thinking about suicide.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an interactive workshop in suicide first-aid developed by LivingWorks Education. 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. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed, and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. This course will certify you for 3 years in suicide intervention.

Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop – anyone 18 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. This workshop is not recommended for people who have had a recent suicide loss.

COST: FREE for Southeast Alberta Residents thanks to funding from the Government of Alberta and TC Energy

Registration opens July 1, 2021, at which point you can register through the MHC Continuing Studies by calling 403-529-3844 or visiting them online.

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