Helping people at risk of suicide
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. safeTALK and ASIST help people feel more comfortable asking employees, colleagues, clients, friends, or family about suicide.
safeTALK – Helping people at risk of suicide learn to:
• Identify people who may have thoughts of suicide,
• Ask them directly about the possibility of suicide, then
• Connect them to life-saving community support and resources.
Both professionals and members of the general public can benefit from this program.
ASIST – A two-day interactive workshop with suicide intervention and safety planning. Learn to:
•Recognize people at risk of suicide,
•Talk to them, hear their stories, and understand their situations,
•Help them keep safe and develop an effective personal safety plan, and
•Connect them to community support and resources
Widely used by both professionals and the general public, ASIST offers something to every participant, no matter how experienced.
To learn more about bringing Community Gatekeeper training to your community or workplace, please contact Tara Sudbury at 236-317-3349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- View the Community Gatekeeper brochure
- Download the safeTALK flyer half-day training info sheet
- Download the ASIST two-day training info sheet
Community Gatekeeper training follows curriculum developed by LivingWorks Education. Funding provided by the BC Ministry of Health.