safeTALK October 4th

 

 

safeTALK event banner art with Adrianna Prosser's headshot and the text of "become suicide alert, become an everyday superhero" details about the event in the description below

safeTALK Suicide Alert Training

How much: FREE
(this is a sponsored event hosted by Skyview Realty Ltd.)
When: October 4th, 2020 from 1PM – 5PM
Where: 1370 Don Mills Rd – Bond Executive offices
***Only 10 spots available
To register fill out this form: https://forms.gle/kL2izJVt6YjaAgbK6

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 like Adrianna who is trained in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and is a Positive Space Ambassador.

Learning alongside COVID19: Due to the current Covid-19 concerns, we searched for a venue that would allow all attendees to participate and still practice safe social distancing.

The conference room at Bond Executive Offices will be exclusively ours for the day of the event. It’s located on the ground floor with direct access to the parking lot. We will have no other people using the facility, will have doors open for fresh air and there is plenty of space for the 10 attendees to have their own bubble space inside the large meeting room. We will also provide hand sanitizer, and will ask all attendees medical screening questions when arriving. All to keep all of us safe!

 

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

Takeaways: Each participant takes home a:
-safeTALK learning guide
-safeTALK wallet card
-safeTALK stickers
-safeTALK Certificate acknowledging their training
(Nationally recognized training certification)

More about Adrianna on her website: https://www.adrianna-prosser.com/mentalhealthadvocate/safetalk-trainer/

More about the sponsor: http://skyviewrealty.com

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/641572673440458/

Stories Like Crazy LIVE May 9th

Stories Like Crazy LIVE banner art with guest storytellers and a microphone image

Stories Like Crazy LIVE banner art with guest storytellers and a microphone image

 

Come join us for our second annual Stories Like Crazy LIVE event in support of CMHA National / ACSM National Mental Health Awareness Week!

Our hosts Lori and Adrianna will share the stage with some amazing mental health advocates and storytellers:

Elaine Gold
Brie Watson
Mike Payne

🎙Prizes and surprises all night long – including one ballot spot for you to share a story too!

Tickets are only $10 https://storieslikecrazylive.bpt.me
Or buy at the door (Cash Only) and sales go to CMHA!

 

At:

 
 
The Social Capital Theatre

154 Danforth Ave – Second Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N1

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

safe talk suicide alertness for everyone banner image of two stick people talking

Join our Adrianna from Stories Like Crazy and certify yourself in suicide alertness.

$35 (includes booklet, certificate, wallet cards)
*Reduced rate for Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2018
Only 15 spots available
At Red Sandcastle Theatre November 19th
6 pm to 9:30 pm

safeTALK is an 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 like Adrianna who is trained in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and a Positive Space Ambassador, as well as s suicide loss survivor. 

Learning goals and objectives

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

Learn more about Adrianna and the course: https://www.adrianna-prosser.com/safetalk-trainer/

RSVP by emailing storieslikecrazy@gmail.com 
Payment to paypal.me/AdriannaProsser to secure your spot

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. 

Details:

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

Stories Like Crazy presents: 2 one-woman shows!

Stories Like Crazy presents: 2 one-woman shows!

Once upon a time, Lori Lane Murphy met me online… I was stoked to be a part of her All In Our Heads storytelling event at The Paddock a while ago, and wouldn’t you know it – Lori was even cooler in person. I even met her husband Paul who I immediately wanted to be his sister! 

Fastforward past coffee chats and more storytelling events to when Lori brings this great idea of a mental health podcast that we should make together. Of course I am game! We create Stories Like Crazy We have a few episodes ready to drop for #MHW17 Mental Health Week May 1-7, but we don’t stop there…

Stories like crazy podcast presents 2 one woman shows by Adrianna Prosser and Lori Lane Murphy

We are teaming up to bring our one-woman shows about our true life stories dealing with mental health issues in our lives. Partial proceeds will go to CHMA’s #GETLOUD campaign for this year’s #MHW17

Get tickets and details here: www.universe.com/storieslikecrazy2017 

Follow us on social too:

www.twitter.com/storylikecrazy

www.facebook.com/storylikecrazy

See you in May!