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BRMC to Host Suicide Prevention Training

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Baxter Regional Medical Center is hosting a safeTALK suicide prevention training on Tuesday, March 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the BRMC Ortman Room. Those attending the half-day safeTALK program will learn to:

  • Identify people who may have thoughts of suicide
  • Ask them directly about the possibility of suicide
  • Connect them to saving resources

safeTALK is open to anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience. Both professionals and members of the general public can benefit from safeTALK.

Why take safeTALK?

  • LIFE-SAVING: Anyone can experience thoughts of suicide. By connecting friends, family members, colleagues, and students with helping resources, safeTALK participants save lives in their communities.
  • SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE: safeTALK uses the easy-to-follow TALK steps - Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe - and includes time to practice them so the knowledge is retained.
  • ENGAGING: safeTALK is a dynamic training that incorporates presentations and audiovisuals. It invites participants to become more alert to the possibility of suicide and how to prevent it.
  • TRUSTED: More than 50,000 people attend safeTALK each year. safeTALK is used in over 20 countries worldwide, and many communities, organizations, and agencies have made it a core training program.
  • PROVEN: Studies show that safeTALK participants feel more confident asking people about suicide, connecting them with life-saving resources, and keeping them safe until those resources can take over. 1,2

The course is offered free of charge, but space is limited. To register or inquire, email, or contact Mandy Pender, RN, BRMC Trauma Program Manager, at (870) 508-1151 or