Persons who are contemplating suicide portray their intentions, or send invitations, to others most of the time. These invitations may be subtle expressions of hopelessness, or clearly defined plans to carry out a plan of suicide. By taking the proper steps, we can lead individuals to help. Are you or is someone you love at risk of suicide? Know the warning signs of suicide.
Consider a suicide prevention education training in your community. SafeTALK training is suited for a wide audience of community members (minimum age 15 years). Participants learn and practice essential skills to effectively respond to persons that they may encounter who may express suicidal ideation.
Our foundation seeks audiences that are interested in suicide alertness training. If you are part of an organization or community group in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls region, you can contact us about setting up a training for your group or organization. Just go to our Contact Us page and follow cue. If you are outside the area, you can search the Living Works Website at www.livingworks.net to find a training near you.
With more community members skilled at being alert to recognizing persons contemplating suicide and responding in ways to keep them safe, the number of lives lost to suicide will be lessened. We invite you to explore ways to provide suicide alertness and prevention education in your community.
(Taken from safeTALK Resource Book, 2008)