safeTALK suicide alertness for everyone by LivingWorks

safeTALK, about three hours in duration, is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety.

As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

  • move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;
  • identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
  • apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.

Powerful video clips illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice help stimulate learning.

Learn steps that contribute to saving lives.

LMSPC is currently offering safeTALK in London-Middlesex.

If you are outside London-Middlesex and are interested in safeTALK, please visit Living Works to find a training in your area.

Can’t find a training?

Sponsor and organize your own training in your community or organization by contacting a trainer in your area.