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safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone


Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: August 8, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Kimberly Hardy, LMHC


The half-day safeTALK training program equips participants with four basic steps to connect people at risk of suicide to life-saving resources. This safeTALK workshop is customized to meet the needs of professionals and members of the general public working with military members, veterans, and/or their family members (including adolescent military dependents).There are 20 suicides on average among U.S. veterans every day.The safeTALK workshop invites participants to become more alert to the possibility of suicide and how to prevent it. Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help.

This workshop is open to the public: safeTALK meets the Washington DoH legislative mandate for ESHB 2366, RCW 43.70.442 & Professional Educators Standard Board, for the following occupations:

  • Certified Counselors & Advisers
  • Chemical Dependency Professionals
  • Chiropractors
  • Occupational Therapists & Assistants
  • Physical Therapists & Assistants
  • School Nurses
  • School Counselors, Psychologists, & Social Workers


Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn the following within a cultural context:

  1. Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may be present
  2. Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  3. Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  4. Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe
  5. Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further suicide-safer help.
  6. safeTALK Information Sheet

    Cost: $8 for workshop materials

    Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

    Lunch Options:

    • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
    • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
    • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
    • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
    • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
    • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
    • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

    Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.