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Safe talk: Suicide prevention offered for adults, teens at Snoqualmie school

Learn four basic steps to recognize people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with helping resources at safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training, 3:45 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Snoqualmie Middle School.

Sue Eastgard, Youth Suicide Prevention Program Executive Director, will facilitate the free training.

Participants will learn to provide practical help to people with thoughts of suicide; be a suicide alert helper, be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided; activate a suicide alert using the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe); connect people with thoughts of suicide to people trained in suicide intervention.

SafeTALK is for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide: front line workers, clergy, volunteers, parents, youth, teachers, law enforcement, or anyone else who wants to help with suicide prevention. Those under age 15 may attend with the consent of aparent or guardian.

Registration deadline is Jan. 18. To register, send an e-mail message to svcn@msn.com.

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