IN THE COMMUNITY
44th ANNUAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK
SEPTEMBER 10-16 2017
Posted on: September 8th 2017
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO #STOPSUICIDE #NSPW17
National Suicide Prevention Week is the Sunday through Saturday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th.
SPCLI will be holding 2 training sessions for SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness For Everyone on September 11th
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 commit 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.
Follow this link for all training session dates and registration: