SafeTALK is a 4-hour training that prepares participants to become suicide-alert helpers.
Individuals who deal with suicidal thoughts don’t usually want to die, and often give hints to people in their lives that they are formulating such thoughts. Without education, crucial players can miss subtle signals of need for help, which result in dangerous outcomes. Safe-TALK helpers are capable of recognizing such invitations and springing into action.
The SafeTALK movement was established in 2006 and has since grown in over 20 countries worldwide.
Over the course of their training, SafeTALK participants will:
Acquire the skills you need to identify and help a friend in need
Get trained in suicide alertness skills.
Learn to avoid the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
Learn to apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
Become familiar with community resources and be able connect someone with suicidal thought with necessary help
Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
Access to support from local community resource personnel
Powerful audio-visual learning aids
Simple, yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe