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LivingWorks ASIST

The world's leading suicide intervention training program

Trusted by professionals yet learnable by anyone, LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the only workshop of its kind. Updated continually to reflect new knowledge, LivingWorks ASIST has been empowering people to provide skilled, life-saving interventions for over 35 years.

COVID-19 update: LivingWorks trainers are now providing face-to-face ASIST training in some regions with strict safety measures in place.

LivingWorks ASIST cannot be delivered via webinar—for those located in areas where face-to-face training has not yet resumed, we invite you to learn more about LivingWorks Start, our digital training program that teaches life-saving skills online.

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The LivingWorks ASIST experience

LivingWorks ASIST is a two-day face-to-face workshop featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions, and simulations.

At a LivingWorks ASIST workshop, you'll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing a skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive.

Two knowledgeable, supportive trainers will guide you through the course, ensuring your comfort and safety.

Asist evidence

LivingWorks ASIST is proven effective

Like all of LivingWorks' core programs, LivingWorks ASIST is evidence-based. Here's what over 30 peer-reviewed studies and government reports on LivingWorks ASIST found:

  • Improves participant skills and readiness
  • Safe for participants, with no adverse effects from training
  • Interventions shown to increase hope and reduce suicidality
  • Training shown to increase general counseling and listening skills
  • Saving lives and costs, yielding return on investment of up to 50:1
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LivingWorks ASIST's role in suicide prevention

LivingWorks ASIST participants make their communities safer from suicide by providing life-saving interventions. They're a vital resource that participants in connector programs—such as LivingWorks Start and LivingWorks safeTALK—can call to help others.

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Each day, over a dozen LivingWorks ASIST workshops take place around the world. If there isn't already one scheduled in your area, we can work with you to bring training to your organization or community.

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Have questions about LivingWorks ASIST?

Our team will work with you to help you find the best training solution. Please email us at and share some information about your training needs and which programs you are interested in.
For example, are you looking for individual training or training for your organization or community? What size is your organization and where are you based? What industry do you work in? What are your audience roles and requirements? Any additional information you can provide will help us get back to you.