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To request a free SuicideTALK at your organization, click here.

SuicideTALK is an evidence-informed training developed by LivingWorks Education and locally adapted by Prevent Suicide Today. It is a 60-90-minute awareness training that focuses on building awareness and encouraging people to think about their attitudes regarding suicide, as well as what steps to take to make their community safer and more supportive.

Learning goals and objectives
SuicideTALK helps participants:

  • Understand the impact of suicide in their community
  • Explore how personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety
  • Learn how to take the first steps towards suicide prevention
  • Contribute to suicide safety in their community

Training Features:

  • Presentations and guidance from a registered trainer and/or qualified ASIST participant
  • Community resource flyer
  • The simple yet effective TALK steps (also taught in safeTALK): Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Group feedback and discussions

Listen to our special SuicideTALK interview from September 2019 on (90.3 FM), the radio station of Savannah State University.

Watch the live suicideTALK Webinar recording from March 2019.

Presented by Wayne Wermuth, Corrections Programs Coordinator for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and Vira Salzburn, Program Manager for Prevent Suicide Today program.

This Webinar was made possible through our partnership with the Georgia Southern University School of Nursing, Counseling Center, Health Promotions, and Student Life Offices. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,588,794 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit

SuicideTALK is a program developed by LivingWorks

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If you are having thoughts of suicide or need immediate assistance, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225