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SafeTALK is an evidence-based training developed by LivingWorks Education. It is a three- to four-hour alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as those trained in ASIST.
SafeTALK participants will learn to:
- Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
- 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
SafeTALK Training features:
- Presentations and guidance from a registered trainer to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 participants
- Access to support from a local community resource person
- The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
- Opportunity to obtain 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
For additional information, please contact Vira Salzburn at email@example.com or (912) 661-0677.
SafeTALK is a program developed by LivingWorks
Explore and share the resources:
- Helpers in Your Community (downloadable PDF)
- 5 STEPS TO HELP SOMEONE AT RISK from BeThe1To.com
- CDC Vital Signs June 2018 (downloadable PDF)
If you are having thoughts of suicide or need immediate assistance, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225