Open to all DOD personnel and their dependents, Naval Medical Center San Diego is holding SafeTALK workshops twice a month for those interested in becoming "Suicide Alert".
safeTALK is a 3-hour alertness training that prepares anyone, 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.
Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.
- Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
- Access to support from a local community resource person
- Powerful audiovisual learning aids
- The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
- Hands-on skills practice and development
safeTALK helps expand the reach of suicide intervention skills in communities around the world. This training will give you the skills to help create a suicide safer Navy and community.
Please note that these workshops are for DOD personnel and their dependents. Non-DOD personnel and civilians who are interested in taking ASIST or SafeTALK can go to www.livingworks.net for a non-DOD sponsored workshop in their local area.