Thoughts of suicide are common – more than 9 million American adults acknowledged having thoughts of suicide when asked that question in 2014. Recognizing and acknowledging risk of suicide is a powerful beginning to help save a life. safeTALK is a 3-hour training that teaches people not to “miss, dismiss, or avoid” signs of suicidal thinking, effective ways to start the conversation, and provides information to help connect individuals at risk to useful supports and services. safeTALK is designed for all community members, as any of us in our personal or professional lives may have friends, family members, colleagues, or people with whom we work who are at risk. safeTALK is not recommended for individuals who have completed ASIST training.
Course fee: $10 (New York State Office of Mental Health provides support for this training.)
3 Contact Hours for New York State Licensed Master Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors available.
Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY), SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0384.
The Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY), is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0090.