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PLAIN TALK


In Canada, suicide is the most common cause of death in youth aged 15-24, with a recently reported alarming spike in the 45-54 age group.

But, we do know this - most people considering suicide don’t want to die …
they just want the way they’re living to die.



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WHO’S MOST AT RISK?


Youth who don’t see any hope in their life situation changing.

The widowed, the grieving, the ill and the aged.

The bullied, the marginalized and the abused.



KNOW THE SIGNS


We present an easily absorbed 3-hour suicide awareness programme to the public.

It’s an eye-opening info-session for coaches, teachers, parents, friends and people in business where we dispel the myths and stigma our society places on suicide.

Those at risk are living in your community - perhaps on your street, or perhaps even in your own family.

We teach you SUICIDE FIRST AID - how to spot the signs and how to intervene in a caring, commonsensical way to keep the individual safe while referring them to specialized caregivers.



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The 3-hour 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 and trained caregivers.

As a safeTALK-trained helper, you are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Training features:

  • 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