safeTALK December 19th 2022

Duration: 3 hr 30 min
Adrianna and Coco are safeTALK Trainers ready to teach you the tools you can use to be a suicide-alert-helper in a suicide safer community.
$55 per participant
$40 Arts Worker/Senior/Student
📍922 Queen St E, Red Sandcastle Theatre
COVID-19 health and safety requirements:
  • Masks
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that 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 and educators like Adrianna and Coco who are trained in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
Adrianna is a Death Doula with Hospice Toronto, is a Positive Space Ambassador with the City of Toronto, and has Grief Literacy training with Being Here, Human. She is a suicide loss survivor and has been a safeTALK trainer for over 8 years. Find out more about Adrianna at…/safetalk-trainer/
Coco is a high school teacher with the TDSB who is working to bring openness about mental health to students while disentangling wellness from Wellness(TM). She has been a safeTALK trainer for over 5 years, and a big ol’ nerd for 30.
Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:
-Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts 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 KeepSafe
-Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help
Training features:
-Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
-Access to support from a local community resource person
-Powerful audio visual learning aids
The simple yet effective TALK steps:
“Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe”
Hands-on skills practice and development
Each participant takes home a
-safeTALK learning guide
-safeTALK wallet card
-safeTALK stickers
-safeTALK Certificate acknowledging their training 


Join me next month for Suicide Loss Survivor Day

Some of you may know I am a suicide loss survivor, and some of you even know I am a safeTALK trainer. It would be amazing to have you at my first public workshop this November 19th for Suicide Loss Survivors Day at Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto. 

I will be leading the workshop, and Jason Martorino, a teacher and Distress Centre volunteer with his ASIST, will be on hand to help those who may feel triggered or need a moment with someone who has crisis intervention training. 

This workshop is for those who want to help those around them by being alert to signs of suicidal ideation, and want to learn how best to help those who need resources to help them stay alive. I like to think of it as suicide prevention first aid: you are the first responder, and you will help keep them alive until you can connect them to a resource that will help keep them alive. 


safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone) Workshop with Stories Like Crazy

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