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.

I found the safeTALK Training seminars to be very valuable, and I highly recommend this training to everybody, in both their professional and personal lives. I strongly encourage more people not to “look the other way” and pretend like suicide does not affect us personally, because if it hasn’t yet, it undoubtedly will. Thank you, Meredith, for sharing this information with us. I wish you the best of luck in getting our entire community to be looking out for each other, not looking the other way.

Jackie Ogden, Vail Police Department

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The Suicide Prevention Coalition of the Eagle Valley

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
Phone: 970-748-4410