SafeTALK is a new LivingWorks suicide alertness program that teaches community members to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources.  SafeTALK prepares community members of all kinds to be suicide alert helpers in only a few hours.

This training prepares you to be a suicide alert helper by following the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe).  These steps help activate a suicide alert that connects people having thoughts of suicide with more specialized intervention care.


In this workshop you will: hear how TALKing about suicide can increase suicide safety; see powerful reminders of why suicide alertness matters; ask questions, join discussions and practice TALK steps.  Expect to feel challenged and moved to help find ways to offer hope by providing help.

SafeTALK has been listed on the US Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) Best Practice Registry.


FOR A WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM CONTACT Canadian Mental Health Association's Sask Div. Friends for Life Director: Donna Bowyer :





A Workshop About Suicide In Children

Suicidal behavior in children age 12 or younger is a subject of growing concern for those who work with children. Suicidal thoughts and attempts in children have sometimes been overlooked, denied or ignored.

“Tattered Teddies” is an interactive half-day workshop that includes group discussions, mini lectures and case studies.

Workshop Topics include:

  • A child's developing concept of death
  • Protective and risk factors
  • Communicating with children about suicide
  • Warning signs
  • Basic crisis intervention
  • Legal requirements
  • Resources including a 46 page resource and support workbook


If you have any questions, concerns or comments about this workshop please contact the Centre for Suicide Prevention:

For More Information Visit The Centre For Suicide Prevention Website at:


(through Canadian Mental Health Association SK Division)

Friends for Life works:

  • with schools to develop a sense of self-esteem in students; providing information to stop bullying; providing strategies to lower stress in the workplace; providing knowledge and changing attitudes surrounding mental illness; all have the added benefit of preventing suicide;

  • in workplaces to help establish some foundational tools employers, managers and employees can use to develop the ability to work together and inspire and motivate one another in a team like atmosphere that will positively affect the whole workplace;

  • with communities: to be suicide alert -- to have people trained to be able to identify, ask, connect and intervene when someone has thoughts of suicide.

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