ASIST provides intervention for potential suicides

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Army News Service, News Release

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST, is for everyone 16 or older – regardless of prior experience – who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid.

Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

ASIST logo

ASIST logo

Virtually anyone age 16 or older – again, regardless of prior experience or training – can become an ASIST-trained caregiver.

Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop.

During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Over one million people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

Workshop features include the following:

•Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers.

Prevent Suicide

Prevent Suicide

•A scientifically proven intervention model.

•Powerful audiovisual learning aids.

•Group discussions.

•Skills practice and development.

•A balance of challenge and safety.

ASIST has saved and changed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world.

• ASIST Course & Contact

The next ASIST course is March 2-3 at 1117 Ka’ili St., Honolulu, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Register at https://Oahu-Asist-Mar2-3.eventbrite.com.

Call Brent Oto, suicide prevention program manager, Army Substance Abuse Program, at (8080 655-9105 for more information.

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