MOUNT FOREST – The Community of Mount Forest is invited to take part in a very real discussion about suicide and suicide prevention.
SafeTALK is a half day evidence based suicide-alertness workshop. It will teach you what signs to watch out for if you suspect a loved one is suicidal. The workshop is available to anyone over the age of 15. SafeTALK trained helpers can recognize the invitations and take action by connecting a person at risk with life-saving intervention resources.
Suicide accounts for 24 percent of the deaths among people between the ages of 15 and 24. Those who attend the workshop will learn how to move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss and avoid suicide. They will also learn how to apply the TALK steps; Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep safe.
The workshop is happening at the Mount Forest and District Sports Complex on January 15th from 6 pm to 9:30 pm. It does cost $20 to register for the event. You can do online at www.cmhaww.ca/events.