Trainers: Andrew McCleary
Registration: Required. The registration portal is provided below.
Special: Parking pass is required. This session is only open to COS faculty, staff, and students.
Questions: Please CLICK HERE to send an email, or call 559-624-7474.
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t want to die—instead, they are looking for a way to work through the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they usually invite others to help them in making a choice for life. safeTALK teaches participants to recognize these invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them be safer from suicide. These resources could include health care professionals, first responders, or crisis line workers—among many others who have suicide intervention training.
safeTALK features both presentations and interactive elements. Trainers will facilitate participants’ involvement through:
Goals and objectives
safeTALK helps participants become alert to suicide. Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help. Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to: