People from all over Canada and the US including Florida, Montana, Michigan, Maryland, and Virginia (me) came to this training. Groups representing native Americans, LGBTQ people, the military, healthcare education, peer-to-peer support, government agencies, nonprofits, attended and became registered safeTALK trainers.
Using a simple yet effective model, LivingWorks safeTALK empowers everyone to make a difference. With over 120,000 people attending each year, it’s the world’s fastest-growing suicide prevention training.
LivingWorks safeTALK is a four-hour face-to-face workshop featuring powerful presentations, audiovisuals, and skills practice. You’ll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support. It is ideal for community members and ages 15 and up.
I do have one more step to complete prior to scheduling my first workshop and that’s to complete ASIST training again. The deal is that I had to have completed an ASIST training within 24 months and I missed that cut off because I completed it 26 months ago. I will also be looking for grants, sponsors and nonprofits to augment the costs associated with the course so that minimizes the investment I would ask from the community members. So look for workshops to be scheduled in 2020.
I’m excited to start this training in Richmond and surrounding areas and even at locations outside the area.