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safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone)

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Hawley United Methodist Church

1031 Main St.

Hawley, MN 56549

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safeTALK is 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.

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Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

•Notice and respond to situations where thoughts of suicide might be present
•Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
•Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
•Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
•Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help

Training sponsored by:

White Earth Mental Health and the Becker County & White Earth Reservation Mental Health Crisis Program with suicide awareness and prevention grants funded through MDH, SAMHSA and MSPI/ IHS.

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