safeTALK- Suicide Alertness for Everyone
This 3 hour workshop alerts one to warning signs indicating risk of suicide. The workshop emphasizes the importance of recognizing the signs, communicating with the person at risk and getting help or resources for the person at risk.
Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss, or avoid suicide.
- As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
- 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 suicide first aid intervention caregivers.
Anyone age 16 and older is encouraged to take this course. Participants can include but not limited to: parents and caregivers; family and friends; youth aged 16 or older; natural helpers and advisors; educators and ministers; health practitioners; justice, law enforcers, emergency workers, and community volunteers.
Certification and Accreditation
All participants will receive a certificate at the end of the course. safeTALK is recognized by the Suicide Prevention Resource Centre (SPRC). Please check with your professional association to see if the course qualifies you to receive professional development credits or continuing education credits.
To learn more about safeTALK, or to register for an upcoming training, please contact Patty Amidon at 585-593-5223, ext. 1010 or at email@example.com.