Suicide Prevention Training
SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15., 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.
SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences.
SafeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.
- Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
- Access to support from a local community resource person
- Powerful audiovisual learning aids
- The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe
- Hands-on skills practice and development
As a SafeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
- Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
- Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
- Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.
Training is available to anyone over the age of 15. Training for staff members, organizations, teams, groups, and clubs available upon request.