– suicide alertness for everyone
safeTALK is a three-hour training program that prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide, either directly or indirectly, invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to identify and work with these opportunities to help protect life. Powerful videos illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice stimulates learning.
Who can attend?Anyone who might want to help; minimum age 15 years.
Learning outcomesBy the end of the training, participants 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 a person with thoughts of suicide to a suicide first aid intervention caregiver
The role of safeTALK in a suicide-safer community
safeTALK complements ASIST, ensuring that persons with thoughts of suicide are identified and linked to suicide intervention caregivers.
For information about becoming a trainer of any of these programs, contact LivingWorks at 1-888-733-5484 or visit www.livingworks.net.