Suicide Alertness for Everyone

This 3 hour workshop prepares participants to identify people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with life-saving first aid resources.

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  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Thunder Bay Fire Rescue
  • Thunder Bay Police Service
  • Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School Teachers
  • Laurentian University School of Education
  • Natoaganeg School, Eel Ground First Nation
  • Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
  • St. Ignatius High School
  • St. Patrick High School


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.

Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and is tailored for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

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safeTALK trainings are provided by registered LivingWorks trainers who are trained in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and have completed the required safeTALK Training for Trainers. Our instructors have extensively studied the program and must also participate in a rigorous quality control process and maintain their skills by presenting safeTALK trainings on a regular basis.

Our trainers are community professionals who work with various groups and organizations to promote suicide alertness; they come from a wide range of backgrounds including Social Work, Nursing, and Education.