safeTALK Training for mental health professionals

Date(s) - Fri, 02/28/2020
9:30 am-2:00 pm EST




Richmond Wellness
1405 W Main St, Richmond, VA, 23220


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Anne Moss Rogers will be the trainer for this 4-hour (half day) safeTALK by Living Works Education. It will be hosted by Richmond Wellness Center and Emotionally Naked LLC and paid for by the nonprofit, Runway 2 Life.

COST: Registration is $20 and includes lunch


HOSTED BY: Richmond Wellness, a beautiful space!

FOR WHOM: This training is geared towards LCSWs, MSWs, LPCs, LPNs and others who work with in healthcare, and mental healthcare (including addiction specialists and peer-to-peer counselors)


Community Support Representative: Coming Soon

CEUs are available for clinicians.

  • Parking is free. Back, on a lot adjacent and on street.
  • Come in through the front entrance

If you register, please make sure you show up or give 48 hour notice. Materials are purchased for each registration and there is a limit of 30 participants per class. You can contact me here if you are not going to make it. 

SafeTALK is a half-day (4-hour) training program that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. SafeTALK stresses safety while challenging taboos that inhibit open talk about suicide. An ASIST-trained resource or other community support resource will be at this training. The ‘safe’ of safeTALK stands for ‘suicide alertness for everyone’. The ‘TALK’ letters stand for the practice actions that one does to help those with thoughts of suicide: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe.

Program Objectives

After training, participants in the safeTALK program should be able to:

  1. Challenge attitudes that inhibit open talk about suicide.
  2. Recognize a person who might be having thoughts of suicide.
  3. Engage them in direct and open talk about suicide.
  4. Listen to the person’s feelings about suicide to show that they are taken seriously.
  5. Move quickly to connect them with someone trained in suicide intervention



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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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