Suicide-alert helper training is scheduled for Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 on campus by Dr. Steven Taketa, UH West Oʻahu’s clinical psychologist.
The three-hour safeTALK workshops sponsored by UH West Oʻahu’s Compliance Hui are open to students, faculty, staff and the community and are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon both days in Room D151. safeTalk training prepares anyone 15 or older to become a suicide-alert helper and has been used in more than 20 countries.
According to LivingWorks Education, developer of the training, most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained alert helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources.
The workshop presented by Taketa will prepare attendees to recognize and support a person with thoughts of suicide, and will provide instruction in how to properly connect a person with thoughts of suicide to first aid and intervention caregivers.
Registration is through eventbrite. Here are the links: