safeTALK is a half-day alertness training workshop that prepares participants 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 invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST [Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training]. This training is especially recommended for graduate students who TA or mentor younger students and might find themselves in a situation where they need to support someone feeling suicidal. See more at 

Hosted by:

  • The Student Success Centre: Transitions, Leadership & Enrichment Team in partnership with the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Recommended Audience:

  • Graduate Students 




Contact: Julie Kaiser, Doctoral Professional Development Coordinator, School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies,