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March 21, 2017

safeTALK Workshop

Updated Thursday April 13, 2017 by Kitchener Sports Association.

 

 

 

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Social at 5, dinner at 5:30 

at the Edelweiss Tavern

safeTALK workshop 6:15 pm 

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 20 countries around the world, and more than 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.

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In all walks of life, there are ups and downs, none more prevalent than in the competitive world of sports where highs and lows, and the pressures to perform,  are constants in the lives of athletes. The fee for participation at this workshop was covered by KSA.       
 
The safeTALK workshop is truly an eye-opener.
You could help save someone's life. 
 
Attendees learned of  the risk factors and warning signs that a person may be considering taking their own life and how they can help prevent that from happening. There was lots of discussion throughout the session.   
 
Upcoming KSA dinners:  
 
April 18th (Scholarship Awards with Samuel Baxter)
May 16 (Athlete of the Year) (Site TBD)

We hope you'll join us!

 




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