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SafeTalk- Suicide Prevention Training

September 28, 2017  9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Location:
Bath VA Medical Center, Building 92, Room 223 
76 Veterans Avenue, Bath, NY 14810

CEUs available for Licensed Social Workers and Licensed Mental Health Counselors

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 no later than September 22, 2017  by returning this form to Karen Aikman at the Bath VAMC, 76 Veterans Ave., BH/116/30/113, Bath, NY 14810, calling 664-4366 or by email Karen.aikman@va.gov

 

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Location
Bath VA Medical Center, building 92, Room 223
76 Veterans Avenue Building 92
Bath, NY 14810
Contact Information
Karen Aikman
607-664-4366
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