Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Tune-Up is a half-day refresher course developed by LivingWorks Education for participants who have completed ASIST. […]Continue readingASIST Tune-Up
Suicide Intervention and Prevention
We are not currently offering any ASIST workshops. We do not expect them to return to CMHA Central Alberta as long as social distancing is in place.
There is a 90 minute online program, from another provider, you may wish to take a look at. It is called LivingWorks Start. LivingWorks Start is a 90-minute online program that can be taken on any computer or device. It teaches people to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and take meaningful action to keep them safe, even from afar. The program is evidence-based, customizes depending on the user’s input, and includes safety features.
Working with the Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP), CMHA Central Alberta Region educates people with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide. CMHA and CSP teach prevention because prevention is the only solution to suicide.
For more information, or to register, email us at [email protected] or call CMHA at 403-342-2266.
Red Deer Life Long Learning Council learner bursaries may be available for Suicide Intervention and Prevention Workshops. These bursaries are designed to reduce the costs of this education for people with financial barriers who do not have professional development funding through their employment, students, and individuals who are taking the workshops for personal reasons.
Currently CMHA Central Region offers four different workshops.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. […]Continue readingASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Straight Talk is an interactive half-day workshop created for individuals working with youth aged 12 to 18. Straight Talk encompasses the developmental, cognitive, and emotional differences found within this age group in presenting strategies to strengthen the protective factors of youth at risk of suicide. […]Continue readingStraight Talk
Suicidal behaviour in children age 12 or younger is a subject of growing concern for those who work with children. Suicidal thoughts and attempts in children have sometimes been overlooked, denied or ignored. Tattered Teddies is an interactive half-day workshop which examines warning signs in a child and explores intervention strategies through stories and case studies. […]Continue readingTattered Teddies