Need help now?
If you or someone you know is in crisis now, please call 911 or your local crisis line.
Suicide can be a difficult topic to bring up, but knowing how to recognize warning signs and being able to start a conversation are key to reducing risk. ASIST and safeTALK training workshops follow research-informed curriculum shown to be effective at increasing knowledge, skill and willingness to intervene, as well as helping to reduce the risk of suicide.
safeTALK—Suicide Alertness for Everyone
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper by presenting the basic steps for helping a person with thoughts of suicide connect to the support they need. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. More than 50,000 people in 20 countries attend safeTALK each year to learn to identify those with thoughts of suicide, ask them directly about the possibility of suicide and connect them to life-saving community supports and resources.
ASIST—Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers become more ready, willing and able to recognize and review risk, intervene and support someone in keeping safe for now. More than 1,000,000 people in 30 counties have attended ASIST training since 1983 and learned to recognize people at risk, listen to their stories, understand their situations and help them keep safe for now through developing an effective personal safety plan and connecting them to community supports and resources.
Find an upcoming workshop near you
August 29-30, 2018 | register online
September 25-26, 2018 | register online
August 20-21, 2018 | register online
August 27-28, 2018 | register online
September 24-25, 3018 | register online
November 1, 2018 | register online
October 18-19, 2018 | register online
October 22-23, 2018 | contact Judy North at 250-905-0133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2-3, 2018 | contact Andre Cahill at 604-885-9404 or email@example.com
October 13-14, 2018 | register online
December 1-2, 2018 | register online
- Campbell River
October 9, 2018 | register online
October 12, 2018 | contact Judy North at 250-905-0133 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cowichan valley
November 27, 2018 | contact Judy North at 250-905-0133 or email@example.com
- Prince George
October 2, 2018 | call 250-564-8644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
November 21, 2018 | call 250-564-8644 or email email@example.com
- Salmon Arm
September 20, 2018 | register online *$10 for World Suicide Prevention Day
September 24, 2018 | register online *Free for World Suicide Prevention Day
September 25, 2018 | register online *Free for World Suicide Prevention Day
Workshop details coming soon
Workshop details coming soon
For more information on workshops, or to bring a workshop to your community if one is/has not yet been planned or offered, please contact Dammy Albach (Community Gatekeeper Training Project Program Manager, CMHA BC) at 604-688-3234, or firstname.lastname@example.org
This campaign is proudly supported by London Drugs
London Drugs is committed to the health, care and overall well-being of the individuals and families who live and work in the communities we serve and is proud to support the Canadian Mental Health Association’s efforts to bring attention to suicide prevention.