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Talk Saves Lives Trainings Offered

February 1, 2021

ISU Counseling and Testing Service will be offering the suicide prevention training, Talk Saves Lives, each month during the spring semester. Talk Saves Lives is an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention standardized 90-minute program that provides participants with a clear understanding of this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention and what individuals can do in their communities to save lives.

Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide and how to keep themselves and others safe. Topics include: 

  • Scope of the Problem: the latest data on suicide in the U.S., worldwide, and at ISU.
  • Research: information from research on what causes people to consider suicide, as well as health, historical, and environmental factors that put individuals at risk.
  • Prevention: an understanding of the protective factors that lower suicide risk and strategies for managing mental health and being proactive about self-care.
  • What You Can Do: warning signs and behaviors to look for and how to get help for someone in a suicidal crisis.

    Upcoming Training Dates

    Wednesday, February 10, 3-4:30 p.m.
    Friday, March 19, 8:30-10 a.m.
    Thursday, April 8, 3-4:30 p.m.


    Participants can register online at https://www.isu.edu/ctc/education-and-resources/trainings-and-workshops/

    For questions or to schedule a Talk Saves Lives for your department or group, please contact Susan MaComb at macosusa@isu.edu or call us at (208) 282-2130.