safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 13:00 to 16:00

Provided by: Veterans Training Support Center, a project funded by WDVA and King County 

Provided by: Veterans Training Support Center, a project funded by WDVA and King County 

From: August 8, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Kimberly Hardy, LMHC


The half-day safeTALK training program equips participants with four basic steps to connect people at risk of suicide to life-saving resources. This safeTALK workshop is customized to meet the needs of professionals and members of the general public working with military members, veterans, and/or their family members (including adolescent military dependents).There are 20 suicides on average among U.S. veterans every day. The safeTALK workshop invites participants to become more alert to the possibility of suicide and how to prevent it. Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help.

This workshop is open to the public: safeTALK meets the Washington DoH legislative mandate for ESHB 2366, RCW 43.70.442 & Professional Educators Standard Board, for the following occupations:

Certified Counselors & Advisers
Chemical Dependency Professionals
Occupational Therapists & Assistants
Physical Therapists & Assistants
School Nurses
School Counselors, Psychologists, & Social Workers


Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn the following within a cultural context:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further suicide-safer help.

safeTALK Information Sheet

Cost: $8 for workshop materials

Cancellation requests for continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee. Please note that if you register and do not attend, you are still liable for the administrative fee. Collection of this fee will occur via telephone within two weeks of training date. Non-payment of the cancellation fee will result in the loss of workshop privileges (i.e. participant will be unable to register for future VTSC events).

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.

Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South 
Seattle, WA 98144