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safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Announcement

Starting August 2019, Aurora Behavioral Health System is proud to offer safeTALK training workshops for our community. 

Make a connection. Help save a life.

 

 

What is safeTALK?

 

safeTALK is a suicide prevention training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Participants will learn to:

  • Challenge attitudes that inhibit open talk about suicide.
  • Recognize a person who might be having thoughts of suicide
  • Ask clearly and directly about thoughts of suicide
  • Listen to the person’s feelings about suicide to show that they are taken seriously.
  • Move quickly to connect them with someone trained in suicide intervention

 

A community trained in safeTALK can help save lives. If you and/or your organization would like to join the safeTALK community, give us a call and sign up for a training today!

 

Contact: Jordan Peterson (602)859-0173 or jordan.peterson@aurorabehavioral.com