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ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

ASIST is a two-day workshop that provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Distress Centre hosts ASIST workshops throughout the year.  Training dates below.

Participants in the workshop learn how to:

  • Recognize invitations to help.
  • Reach out and offer support.
  • Review the risk of suicide.
  • Apply a suicide intervention model.
  • Link people with community resources

ASIST Training Dates

August 28 & 29, 2019

October 29 & 30, 2019

December 7 & 8, 2019



SafeTALK      suicide alertness for EVERYONE

What is SafeTALK?

SafeTALK is a 3 hour workshop where you will learn:

  • To be a suicide alert helper
  • To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided
  • To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert.
  • How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care.


SafeTalk Training Dates:

September 11, 2019