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What folks are saying:
"This training was very informative and will be very useful; without training like this suicide will continue to be "taboo" and a subject not talked about or discussed."
"I was highly impressed with how much I learned in this training."
"Overall, great training. Very educational and the exercises were very helpful."
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
The ASIST workshop is for those people who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000 western Colorado residents have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.
Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are based on adult learning principles. Experience powerful videos on suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid.
Research and Evaluation of ASIST
LivingWorks Education, the developers of ASIST, encourages the rigorous scientific evaluation of their programs. Results have consistently shown that LivingWorks programs increase participants’ knowledge, skills, and confidence, while a major study recently demonstrated that they also contribute to improved outcomes for those at risk of suicide.
A recent article in the American Association of Suicidology described a study conducted by Dr. Madelyn Gould of Columbia University. The study showed that callers who worked with crisis line counselors trained in ASIST were statistically less suicidal, less depressed, less overwhelmed and more hopeful than callers to crisis line counselors who were trained in a method other than ASIST. Read more.