April 26, 2017
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
6553 Portsmouth Road
safeTALK half-day training
Helping people at risk of suicide
Suicide is preventable. Anyone can make a difference!
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.
By attending this safeTALK workshop learn to recognize these invitations and take action to connect the person with thoughts of suicide to someone trained in suicide intervention.
safeTALK is a half-day, evidence-based suicide-awareness workshop that prepares anyone 15 years of age and older to become a suicide-alert helper and is one of two levels of training offered throughout British Columbia by the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Community Gatekeeper Training Project. ASIST, a two-day interactive workshop in suicide intervention and safety planning, is also available. Please contact the organizer for further information regarding ASIST and/or to bring either workshop to your organization or community.
Subsidized Workshop Fee – $35.00 + GST
Workshop Fee – $50.00 + GST
For further information contact: Judy North – email@example.com
Talking about suicide can be difficult, however, more so if you have recently been impacted by a suicide attempt or death. We encourage you to take significant time for healing before attending a suicide intervention training. For some this may be a number of months, and for others this could be a year or more. Only you know.
If you have experienced a suicide death additional healing support is available at the:
BC Bereavement Helpline 1-877-779-2223 or 604-738-9950
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, information and support for grief related to suicide, http://suicideprevention.ca/grieving/suicide-grief/.