ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST is a two-day (15 hour) interactive workshop that teaches how to intervene and save a life from suicide. Over one million people have taken the workshop. Most people thinking about suicide don’t actually want to die, but they need help deciding to stay alive. You don’t need any prior training to attend ASIST – just a willingness to make a difference. Outcome studies show that:

  • participants are more willing, ready and able to help a person at risk of suicide; and
  • the ASIST method helps to reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

You will receive a workbook, wallet card and a certificate upon completion of the workshop. For more information about ASIST, please visit

Hosting or Registering for an ASIST
To host an ASIST, please contact me at 647.502.5405 or
safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone Training

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. safeTALK-trained helpers can take action by connecting persons with thoughts of suicide with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks. Training includes hands-on skills practice and development. You will receive a resource book, wallet card and a certificate upon completion of the training. For more information about safeTALK, please visit

Hosting or Registering for a safeTALK
To host a safeTALK, please contact Sonia McDonald at Edify Centre (; 519.307.4500) or Shawna Percy at Life Voice (; 226.343.3600).