suicideTALK 90-minute session
Dealing openly with the stigma around suicide. Imagine… a suicide-safer community
Our primary focus is improving helper competencies to intervene with persons at risk of suicide. Contact us to find out how our programs can be part of your community or organization’s suicide-safer plans.
Ranging from 90 minutes to a half a day, suicideTALK invites all participants—regardless of prior training or experience—to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community. Dealing openly with the stigma around suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question "Should we talk about suicide?" By looking at this question in a number of different ways, session members can discover some of the beliefs and ideas about suicide in their communities—and in themselves. suicideTALK participants learn…
- How suicide is a serious community health problem that is often misunderstood
- How personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety
- How the steps taught in LivingWorks’ safeTALK program can be used to help prevent suicide
- How to get involved in life protection, preservation, and promotion activities in the community
suicideTALK can be customized for any community, and is an excellent first step toward other suicide prevention activities. Many who feel passionate about helping their communities become suicide-safer after attending suicideTALK choose to explore more in-depth intervention skills workshops such as safeTALK or ASIST.