Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives.
A half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALKtrained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
- Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts
might be present
- Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked;
move beyond common tendency to miss, dismiss and avoid
- Apply TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep safe
The first part of the day will be the safeTALK training. In the afternoon, the workshop will focus on skill building to become comfortable talking about suicide, and on creating safer homes and communities from suicide.