To help address suicidality, a 2-day course called ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) has been developed and is now being utilized around the world, including in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dalhousie University is currently offering this suicide first aid course, and we encourage everyone, especially future health professionals, to consider participating in this important workshop.
"ASIST is an internationally recognized skills based workshop designed to equip people to respond knowledgeably and competently to persons at risk of suicide. Participants learn and practice skills in identifying and responding to people at immediate risk of suicide. Just as "CPR" skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills used in suicide first aid.
The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.
Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are based upon adult learning principles. Experience powerful videos on suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid."
Host: Dalhousie University, Student Life
Cost: $165/person (Dal/King’s Faculty/Staff), $85/person Dal/King's Student
Dates: February 6/7, February 18/19, March 25/26, and April 15/16
Location: Dalhousie Campus
Refreshment breaks provided
For more information or to register contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 902-494-7077.