safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

Why safeTALK? Suicide is preventable, and everyone has a role to play. Using a simple yet effective model safeTALK empowers everyone to make a difference.

safeTALK helps participants become alert to suicide. Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help.

What is safeTALK?

safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps.

Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t want to die—instead, they are looking for a way to work through the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they usually invite others to help them in making a choice for life. safeTALK teaches participants to recognize these invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them be safer from suicide. These resources could include health care professionals, first responders, or crisis line workers—among many others who have suicide intervention training.

Who can attend this workshop?

safeTALK is designed for anyone age 15 or older, including many in more formal helping roles. The steps learned in safeTALK have helped participants from all walks of life be alert to situations where suicide thoughts may be present. People who can make a difference with safeTALK: community members, counselors, social workers, clinicians, friends & family, faith community members, coaches & athletes, military personnel, firefighters, educators, volunteers, medical professionals, construction workers, police, corrections officers, EMT’s & paramedics, service industry professionals, students, and co-workers.

On completion of the four hour workshop participants will receive TALK Wallet Card and “You can TALK to Me” stickers.

Upcoming Date and Time:

Sept. 18, 2019, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Location: North West College

Course Cost: $39

LivingWorks is the world’s leading suicide intervention training company. They have been providing communities and organizations with suicide prevention solutions for over 35 years.

If you have any questions, or would like to enrol, please contact the Battlefords Campus: 306-937-5100

Note: This course begins promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive early to complete the registration process. Participants must attend both days to receive certificate. 

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