ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Workshops

Girl contemplating suicide



The Division of Public Health (Injury and Violence Prevention Branch) is funding these professional development events in suicide intervention for mental health professionals and public school personnel. The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Worldwide, over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.


The NCSHTC and NCDHHS offers professional development in ASIST for:

  • Mental health professionals
  • School nurses
  • Counselors
  • Social workers
  • Teachers (The grant can pay for substitutes for public school teachers only.)

The grant provides:

  • Training and materials
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks

Participants must be able to:

  • Attend the entire two-day professional development
  • Complete a pre-test and post-test on suicide and intervention
  • Complete an anonymous/confidential report if an intervention occurs

Day one: breakfast at 8:30 am, workshop begins promptly at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm
Day two: breakfast at 8:30 am, workshop begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm