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LivingWorks (registered as LivingWorks Education Inc.) is a public service corporation focusing on understanding and preventing suicide.

Founded in 1983 by four human service professionals from the fields of psychiatry, psychology and social work, their original suicide intervention programs were developed in collaboration with the governments of Alberta and California, and the Canadian Mental Health Association.[1]

More than 500,000 community participants have been trained in suicide intervention skills through LivingWorks since 1983, including such diverse organizations as the U.S. Army[2] and Irish Welfare department workers.[3]

ProgramsEdit

LivingWorks programs focus on the suicide awareness through programs such as suicideTALK, and safeTALK. Their Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program is built to teach people how to help people with thoughts of suicide.

The organization trains people in communities to lead programs locally through a network of trainers across Canada, Australia, Norway and the United States, with smaller cores in Guam, Hong Kong, Russia and Singapore.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.livingworks.net/LW.php LivingWorks background
  2. http://www.army.mil/-news/2009/12/03/31263-army-approves-suicide-intervention-training-for-leaders/ Army approves suicide-intervention training for leaders
  3. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0824/1224253138150.html Welfare staff to get suicide awareness training

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