LivingWorks offers the following programs to help you and your organization develop healthy ways to talk about suicide and learn to identify warning signs.
safeTALK, about three hours in duration, is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect 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.
The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.
How can I get involved?
- Participate in an ASIST workshop or TuneUp: Find a Training
- Organize or sponsor an ASIST workshop
- Become a trainer of the ASIST workshop: see ASIST Training for Trainers (T4T)
- Organize or sponsor an ASIST Training for Trainers (T4T) course
Acquire CEU credits: Download this CEU proposal template for the ASIST workshop that can be adapted for use in most CEU application processes.
Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are based upon adult learning principles. Experience powerful videos on suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid.
suicideTALK is a 60- to 90-minute exploration in suicide awareness. It is intended for all members of a community ages 15 and up. Organized around the question, “Should we talk about suicide?” it provides a structure in which session members can safely explore some of the most challenging attitudinal issues about suicide, and encourages every member to find a part that they can play in preventing suicide.
Only those who have received intervention skills training through a program like ASISTor its equivalent should present suicideTALK.
If you have questions about bringing suicideTALK to your community please firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in presenting suicideTALK, please see the Store to license a session leader kit.