safeTALK is a suicide alertness training. safeTALK teaches you to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources.
safeTALK is based on certain fundamental assumptions about suicide.
- suicide can be prevented
- thoughts of suicide are understandable, complex and personal
- intervention skills are known and can be learned by large numbers of people
safeTALK is a half-day session. It will be taught by Janaki Jane, certified safeTALK trainer, to up to 30 participants. Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. safeTALK prepares participants to activate a suicide alert by following the TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) steps.
Breakfast items at 8:30 am for a 9 am class start. This is a certificate class and attendance for the entire 3.5 hours is required.