ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide intervention skills.
Teaches participants to identify people at risk of suicide and intervene to help them stay safe
Offers something to every participant, no matter how experienced
Is widely used by both professionals and the general public—over 120,000 attend yearly
Is open to anyone 16 years old or older
Why is ASIST important?
Suicide is a community health problem that affects us all.
In each community, suicides we hear about are only the tip of the iceberg.
There are also…
- Unreported suicides (5% to 25% more)
- Non-fatal suicide behaviors (40 to 100
times greater than the number of suicides)
- People with thoughts of suicide (3% to 5%
of the population)
- People affected whenever someone dies by suicide
Suicide and suicide attempts affect communities in many ways…
- Bereavement and pain for loved ones
- Medical expenses and lost wages
- Loss of morale in organizations
- Increase in suicide stigma and silence
QPR Question. Persuade. Refer.
The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
Our Gatekeeper course is taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The course takes approximately one hour to complete.
KEY COMPONENTS COVERED IN TRAINING:
- How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
- How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
- The common causes of suicidal behavior
- The warning signs of suicide
- How to get help for someone in crisis