safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone
safeTALK is a FREE three-hour training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. 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.
How safeTALK works:
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 other 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 other who have suicide intervention training.
Why is safeTALK important?
As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:
◊ Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss, or avoid suicide;
◊ Identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
◊ Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention cargeivers.
FREE UPCOMING TRAINING
Monday, March 12, 2018 from 9:00am - 12:00pm
Literacy West / Core2Learning Center
(downstairs from department of labor)
One Blue Bird Square
Olean, NY 14760
Pre-Registration Required By: Monday, March 5, 2018
Register online at www.ardentnetwork.org or by calling Patty Amidon with Ardent Solutions, Inc. at 585-593-5223 ext. 1010
Don’t Wait, Space is Limited!
Cattaraugus County Suicide Prevention Coalition
Literacy West NY, Inc.
Suicide Prevention Center of New York
Facilitated by Ardent Solutions, Inc.