Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

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**IMPORTANT NOTES: If you work for an organization that is a contracted PROVIDER of Mercy Care, please do not register on this system. Sign up through your Relias portal instead, which has its own wait list option as well. If you are a Mercy Care EMPLOYEE, please register through the Aetna Learning Center. This page is for Central Arizona community members and stakeholders. If events are sold out, please scroll to bottom and click on "Join Waitlist"**

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over a million caregivers have received this training. Just as "CPR" skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills needed for life assisting suicide first aid. ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide and provide safety-for-now.

The workshop is designed for all caregivers (any person over 16 in a position of trust). This includes professionals, para-professionals, and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, and community volunteers. In ASIST, sophisticated helping concepts are translated into generic language so that different types of caregivers can learn together. ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention training program in the world. Additional information including CEU resources is available online at

Please note: Participation in the full two days is required; any partial absences will result in participant having to retake course from the beginning.

Safety considerations: Persons who have experienced recent suicide behavior or loss may find it helpful to wait until healing has occurred before taking this course. Sometimes, personal experience gets in the way of learning to help others. We aim to create a safe learning environment for all. Help is available 24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk by calling 602-222-9444.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

ASIST is designed for persons ages 16 and up.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email with questions. Please specify the name of the training you are inquiring about (ASIST).

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No. Each person attending requires a separate registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No. Each person attending requires a separate registration. Thank you for your understanding.

What happens if the event is sold out? Do you have a wait list?

We have one central wait list for all events. If the course is full for the dates you want, please click on "Join Waitlist" and you will be notified if there are spaces that open up. It is often better to sign up for the next open date, however, since this way you will be guaranteed a space. You can also go to under "Find a Training-ASIST" to find other trainings offered in your area. Please note that costs will vary based on local costs, as organizations do not always have grant or other funding to cover materials and trainer expenses.

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