safeTALK offered by the Vancouver Island Crisis Society

Frontline workers can arm themselves with safeTALK so they can become confident with how to handle suicide situations and can do their part to assist the person, feeling safe and sure that they will know when it is time to pass the person on to those who can take the next step and apply suicide first-aid skills learned in ASIST. It's a perfect system. Everyone knows their part and feels ready, willing and able to engage in this unusual conversation knowing they are offering the best support possible.

Suicide Alertness for Everyone

safeTALK is a three-hour training program that prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide, either directly or indirectly, invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to identify and work with these opportunities to help protect life. Powerful videos illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and proactive stimulate learning. Upon completion the participant will receive a safeTALK Certificate.


safeTALK is presented on-site to groups and organizations on Vancouver Island including First Nations, financial institutions, university faculties, and school district personnel.

We also thank the participants who attended our presentation of safeTALK throughout Vancouver Island in late March and early April, 2016, as we honoured Crisis Line Awareness Week.

If you are interested in having us present safeTALK at your business place, please contact us at 250-753-2495, toll free at 1-877-753-2495, or via email at


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Please donate to the Vancouver Island Crisis Society to support our safeTALK workshops. Thank you.