Free safeTALK Suicide Alertness training to be offered to community members

On September 26, 2019, from 9:00 – 12:00 The Okanagan College will be offering safeTALK, a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, 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 intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

To register for this course, please email or call our office at
(250) 837-4235 ext. 6500

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