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Salt Spring Island Elementary School

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112 Rainbow Road

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2K3

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Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives.

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safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, 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.Learning goals and objectivesOver the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts 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
Additional information about this training can be found at https://www.livingworks.net/programs/safetalk/

This free session is brought to you by the Salt Spring Island Local Action Team as part of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative, funded in partnership by Doctors of BC and the BC government.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out to Justine Thomson at jthomson@divisionsbc.ca

Coffee & treats will be provided at 12:30. The training begins at 1 p.m.


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