Research tells us that at any given time, about 5% of the population in our country are experiencing thoughts of suicide which translates to over 16 million people. Suicide doesn’t discriminate and anyone can be at risk for suicide.
Do you know how to recognize if someone might be having thoughts of suicide? Do you know what to say if you do? safeTALK is for everyone who wants to learn how to recognize when someone might be thinking of suicide, talk with them to find out for sure and connect them to help and resources.
Any one of us can learn to notice the signs of suicide, to approach and talk with someone needing help and connect them to help and resources. That’s why it is so important that we all know what to look for, what to say and where to connect someone to. Suicide prevention is everyone’s business and safeTALK shows you how to help prevent suicide.
|Training Category: Suicide Prevention
|Length: 4 hours
|Offered for ages: 18 and over
|Location: In Person
|Skill Level: Introductory
|Cost: Free tuition
What you will learn in this four-hour course:
- To recognize signs that suggest someone might be having thoughts of suicide.
- What to say and how to engage in conversations to learn more and to support the person having thoughts of suicide.
- To connect the person with thoughts of suicide to other supports in our community.
- Community resources for behavioral health and suicide prevention.
- To reduce the stigma surrounding suicide in our community.
Participants will receive a workbook that enhances and summarizes the training as well as a list of community resources.
What to expect:
- 4-hour face to face powerful presentation
- Audiovisual materials
- Opportunities to practice skills
- Earn three-year certification