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...
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.