SafeTALK is a three-hour alertness training that prepares the participant to become a suicide alert helper. Individuals who deal with suicidal thoughts don’t usually want to die, and most actually give hints to people in their lives that they are formulating these thoughts. However, many individuals miss these invitations to help. Safe-TALK helpers are more capable to recognize these invitations and take action.
SafeTALK was developed in 2006 and has since grown in over 20 countries around the world. We want to grow the number of trained participates even further.
Learning goals and objectives
Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:
- Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
- Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
- Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
- Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
- Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help
- Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
- Access to support from a local community resource person
- Powerful audiovisual learning aids
- The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
- Hands-on skills practice and development