Department of Mental Hygiene Presents:
When: Third Thursday of Each Month (Enter Date You Are Attending Below )
Where: Human Resource Center Room 322
425 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904
Registration: There is no charge for this training, registration required (see below).
Space is limited to 20 participants.
SafeTALK is a two-and-a-half to three-hour 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.
The Role of SafeTALK in a Suicide Safer Community
SafeTALK was designed to teach skills that complement caregivers with suicide intervention skills like those learned in ASIST, LivingWorks’ two-day workshop. SafeTALK-trained helpers make early recognition and referral possible on a far larger scale than any community can afford to do through suicide intervention skills training alone. When there are enough SafeTALK-trained persons available, suicide intervention caregivers will be used more often.
Please register by returning this form to Patrick Mitchell
at 737-2052 or by fax 737-5563, or by email email@example.com
Date of Training For Which You Are Registering:______/_______/_______