suicide alertness training – TRU Newsroom
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training to prepare anyone—regardless of prior experience or training—to become a suicide alert helper. Peer leaders can benefit from this free training as a way of developing new skills and mental health awareness.
TALK is an acronym for Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
This is open to all TRU students. Everyone will receive a workbook during the course and a certificate at the end of the course.
The workshop emphasizes
- the importance of recognizing signs of suicidal thoughts
- communicating with the person at risk
- getting help or resources for the person at risk.
- to move beyond common tendencies to miss clues, dismiss, or avoid suicide
- identify people who have thoughts of suicide
- apply the TALK steps to connect someone with suicidal thoughts to first-aid intervention caregivers.
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