Our primary focus is improving competencies to intervene with persons at risk of suicide.
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
- personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety
- the steps taught in LivingWorks’ safeTALK program can be used to help prevent suicide
- to get involved in life protection, preservation, and promotion activities in the community
What Participants say:
Interactive-Asking everyone…. who knows someone that has been affected by suicide? When everyone puts their hands up it really makes you think
Helps reduce stigma
To find out how our programs can be part of your community or organisation’s suicide-safer (prevention) plans, contact us.