safeTALK suicide prevention training scheduled

January 25, 2020 in Richmond, VA. Details here.

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 ObjectivesRead more...

safeTALK training completed!

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 … Read more...

Going to Canada for safeTALK training

My Pat Asch Fellowship for social justice is focused on youth suicide prevention in and around Richmond, Virginia. As part of that initiative and to add value to my speaking business, I wanted to become a safeTALK trainer which is a 3.5-4 hour evidence-based suicide prevention training.

It would also be an added value for speaking at colleges and possibly at conferences. I plan to take this into local communities and have more young people and adults trained in recognizing the signs of suicide.

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