The Workshop


This half-day alertness training 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.


Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over twenty (20) countries around the world, and more than two hundred (200) selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program's audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.


Learning Objectives

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thought 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 Keep Safe.
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help.




There is no cost for this workshop. For Organizations wishing to register 20 or more individuals please contact us. 



Workshops Offered


DATE/TIME:             Monday, January 6, 2020                 9:00 - 12:30 pm

                                 Wednesday, June 17, 2020              9:00 - 12:30 pm


LOCATION:               Thresholds Homes and Supports - 236 Victoria St. N., Kitchener, ON N2H 5C8

                               2nd Floor - Maple Room





To register for this training or any other inquiries please contact or call (519) 742-3191, ext. 1630.






Workshops may be canceled at the discretion of Thresholds if there are not enough participants to adequately provide the training or due to inclement weather.





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