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safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone
The Canadian Mental Health Association-Sudbury/Manitoulin offers suicide response training called safeTALK, developed by LivingWorks Canada. This half-day training is available to anyone 15 years of age and up who wants to help prevent suicide.
safeTALK trains participants to:
- Identify persons with thoughts of suicide.
- Connect individuals-in-need to someone trained in suicide first aid.
Why come to safeTALK?
Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.
Who should attend safeTALK?
safeTALK is for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide, and may include:
- Front line workers
* safeTALK is for anyone age 15 and older.
* safeTALK is not suitable for those who have recently been seriously affected by suicide.
For information on upcoming safeTALK training sessions, please see our Events Calendar.
Closed safeTALK sessions for groups are available upon request.
Contact us at (705) 675-7252 ext 225 or email [email protected] to request a safeTALK training workshop for your organization or community group.