Upcoming Sessions & Registration
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A Message from Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force:

Good day. We have decided to cancel all currently scheduled training as a public health safety precaution. We believe that it is our core duty to help protect vulnerable populations and this action will help protect members of our community who are medically fragile. This action also helps us to redirect our resources to emergent needs.

We do encourage you to remember and engage in self-care which can include watching a favorite comedy, meditating, listen to relaxing music, take a hot bath or shower, take a nap, and similar activities. Taking care of ourselves is the first step in effectively caring for others.

We hope you understand and support our decision and that you'll join us for training in the future.


Noah J. Whitaker
Tulare County SPTF Director


Canceled Sessions

Open Session - Thursday, March 26 at Clubhouse Visalia

Open Session - Tuesday, April 07 at Tulare County Office of Education

Open Session - Friday, May 01 at Tulare County Office of Education

Open Session - Monday, June 15 at Clubhouse Visalia


Please call (559) 624-7471 or e-mail

About safeTALK

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 persons 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.


Training Process
safeTALK features both presentations and interactive elements. Trainers will facilitate participants’ involvement through:

  • Trainer presentations
  • Diverse selection of audiovisuals
  • Interactive discussion and questions
  • TALK steps practice
  • TALK wallet card
  • “You can TALK to Me” stickers

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:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may 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, KeepSafe, and
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further suicide-safer help.

Past Sessions