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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:

http://www.preventsuicideli.org/TrainingScheduleRegistration.aspx