Apr. 21, 2018
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
21580 Peabody St
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
For questions about this event, contact Kat Olbrich at [email protected].
The AFSP Maryland Chapter and the St. Mary’s Health Department are partnering to provide safeTALK training for everyone interested in becoming a lifesaver.
SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, 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.
Over 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
– 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
The training is free of charge. Registration is required.
CEU credits are only available through Living Works.
For questions please reach out to:
AFSP Maryland Area Director