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safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training Available to Community this Saturday

Apr 23, 2019 02:42PM ● By Editor

A public service announcement from Cook County Emergency Management - April 23, 2019

As part of the Cook County Emergency Services Conference, safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training is being offered. There are still spots available for the Saturday session taking place from 1-4 pm, in the 4 H Log Cabin at the Cook County Community Center. Any interested members of the community are welcome to register and attend.

safeTALK is alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. 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 may invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action. Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

To register go to: and select the ticket for Saturday safeTALK

For more information or questions, contact: Valerie Marasco, Emergency Management Director at 218-387-5366

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