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safeTALK

Saturday July 14, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Classes


Contact:

Gail Rutledge
250-925-4145
welnesswayquesnel@gmail.com

Where:

Upper Board Room at G.R. Baker Hospital
543 Front St
Quesnel

Description:

The Crisis Centre for Northern BC is offering a safeTALK to better prepare anyone for the realities of suicide. This is a course that provides anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.

This program alerts community members to signs that a person may be considering suicide. It acknowledges that while most people at risk signal their distress and invite help, there intervention opportunities are often overlooked. Participants learn to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and to respond in ways that link them with further intervention help.

It is intended that safeTALK participants will be better prepared to:

  • Recognize that invitations to help are often overlooked;
  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide;
  • Notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present;
  • Apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe);
  • Connect with person with such thoughts to suicide first aid help and further community resources

To register, call Gail Rutledge at 250-925-4145 or email wellnesswayquesnel@gmail.com