Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FREE Suicide Awareness Training

safeTALK Workshops

February 24, 2015 from 5-8 p.m.  (Feel free to bring your dinner to eat while we train).
March 19, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. (Feel free to bring your dinner to eat while we train).
Limited space available in each workshop! Who should attend: Anyone over the age of 15!  All workshops are held at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office — Highlands Ranch Substation, located at 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.   
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, and 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. To register please follow the instructions on the flyers posted above by date.  If you have additional questions please contact Phyllis Harvey at pharvey@dcsheriff.net   Sponsored by: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Youth Education & Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) Program, Douglas County School District and the Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance.
safeTALK is not designed for those that have experienced a recent suicide loss.  If you are grieving the recent loss of a loved one to suicide, we recommend you join a support group or visit www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide to find useful information related to coping with suicide loss. 

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