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Suicide Education Programs

CMHA-WECB has qualified trainers on staff who can provide safeTALK and ASIST training. The Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB) has experts qualified to offer safeTALK and ASIST training. Our trainers are pleased to work with groups to organize convenient dates/times to provide the training.


safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, 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 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.

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safeTALK Workshop – Email [email protected] for information on the next training date and for registration.


Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

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ASIST Training Workshop – Email [email protected] for information on the next training date and for registration.

If you are interested in attending or organizing an education session contact Mental Health Promotion [email protected]


First Nations Youth Suicide Prevention

Understanding that fostering protective factors and reducing risk factors will ultimately reduce youth suicide attempts and self-harm, the purpose of the First Nations Youth Suicide Prevention Curriculum is to promote resilience and instill hope amongst First Nations Youth. The curriculum consists of 24, one-hour classroom sessions and includes detailed instructions for teachers and links to interactive videos and activities, pictures, and handouts for students. It is appropriate for youth in grades 6, 7, and/or 8. The entire document is available to download freely at

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