Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

If you have a medical or behavioral health emergency, call 911 or go to the closest emergency department at one of the hospitals listed below.

You can text, chat online or call the Colorado Crisis Line or go to a Walk-In Center.

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. Participants learn to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety and link them to further help. ASIST aims to enhance a caregiver’s abilities to help a person at risk avoid suicide.
Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.
Workshop features:
  • Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
  • A scientifically proven intervention model
  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids
  • Group discussions
  • Skills practice and development
  • A balance of challenge and safety
NEXT TRAINING: Please see our calendar of events
If you would like to attend or co-host a safeTALK training please contact Phyllis Harvey at 
Workshop Fees: $50 Community Member  |  $25 DASPA Member  |  Fees subject to change ($300/participant value)
TIME: 8:30— 4:30pm. Attendance is mandatory for both full days. Please arrive early to complete registration process.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office — Highlands Ranch Substation           9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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“The ASIST training provided much needed information through a variety of teaching methods. The material is up-to-date and well done. The trainers are effectively trained and are inspiring leaders.” ASIST participant.