Feb 20, 2017
BRMC to Host Suicide Prevention Training
Baxter Regional Medical Center is hosting a
safeTALK suicide prevention training on Tuesday, March 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the BRMC Ortman Room. Those attending
the half-day safeTALK program will learn to:
- Identify people who may have thoughts of suicide
- Ask them directly about the possibility of suicide
- Connect them to saving resources
safeTALK is open to anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience.
Both professionals and members of the general public can benefit from safeTALK.
Why take safeTALK?
- LIFE-SAVING: Anyone can experience thoughts of suicide. By connecting friends,
family members, colleagues, and students with helping resources, safeTALK
participants save lives in their communities.
- SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE: safeTALK uses the easy-to-follow TALK steps - Tell,
Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe - and includes time to practice them so the
knowledge is retained.
- ENGAGING: safeTALK is a dynamic training that incorporates presentations
and audiovisuals. It invites participants to become more alert to the
possibility of suicide and how to prevent it.
- TRUSTED: More than 50,000 people attend safeTALK each year. safeTALK is
used in over 20 countries worldwide, and many communities, organizations,
and agencies have made it a core training program.
- PROVEN: Studies show that safeTALK participants feel more confident asking
people about suicide, connecting them with life-saving resources, and
keeping them safe until those resources can take over. 1,2
The course is offered free of charge, but space is limited. To register
or inquire, email
email@example.com or contact Mandy Pender, RN, BRMC Trauma Program Manager, at (870) 508-1151 or