Training for suicide safer communities

LivingWorks has a vision for suicide safer communities. We believe everyone can help make this vision a reality in the lives of people and communities around us. We invite you to share in this work through our training programs.

Our training helps people:

  • Increase their awareness of suicide and see prevention opportunities they may otherwise miss;
  • Become more alert to clues and communications that someone may be thinking of suicide;
  • Ask about suicide and respond in ways that show understanding and assess risk;
  • Work with persons at risk to increase their safety;
  • Facilitate links with further help from family, friends and professional helpers as needed.

Training Programs suicideTALK safeTALK ASIST suicideCare

Targeted Audience

General Public

General Public

Caregivers

Professionals

Program Objective

Suicide awareness

Suicide alertness

Suicide intervention

Clinical suicide counseling

Desired Outcomes

Understands suicide

Can recognize suicide thoughts and refer person to helper

Can perform suicide first aid and intervention

Perform clinically suicide first aid, intervention and post intervention support

Prerequisites

None

None

None

ASIST training

Duration

60 to 90 minutes

Three hours

Two days

One day

Number of participants

1 trainer/up to 50

1 trainer/up to 30

2 trainers/15-30

1 trainer/up to 20

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