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safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

The Porcupine Health Unit is now offering suicide response training called safeTALK, a training program developed by LivingWorks Education. This half-day training is available to anyone 15 years of age and up who wants to help prevent suicide.

safeTALK trains participants to:

  • Identify persons with thoughts of suicide.
  • Connect individuals-in-need to someone trained in suicide first aid.

Why come to safeTALK?

Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.

Who should attend safeTALK?

safeTALK is for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide:

  • Front line workers
  • Volunteers
  • Parents
  • Youth*
  • Teachers

* safeTALK is for anyone age 15 and older.

The next safeTALK training

Timmins

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Kapuskasing

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Cochrane

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Iroquois Falls

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Register

For more information about safeTALK and for training opportunities near you, visit the Living Works website.