Safetalk Training

What is it?

SafeTalk is a moderate-level, 4-hour mental health training that prepares participants to be more alert to people thinking about suicide and better be able to connect them to help. The training is given by certified trainers in the community who want to spread awareness on suicide prevention and make a difference in the mental health world.

What will you learn?

-how to reach out to someone thinking about suicide, promptly connect them to further support, overcome personal and community attitudes that act as barriers to help, and learn the powerful 4-step talk model.

Who should attend?

Anyone 15+ years who is looking to build a culture of safety from suicide within their organization or community.

Please contact aspeth@betterbrodhead.org or call 608-897-9081 for more information or if you are interested in taking the class!

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Episode #29- The Importance of Being Safe Zone Trained

In this podcast, Megan talks with Stephanie Hormig about what it means to be a safe zone, the importance of organizations becoming safe zone trained, how to become a safe zone and also the dangers of claiming you are a safe zone, if you have not been fully trained. Thank you for listening.

Stephanie’s Contact Information:      Email: shormig@familyservices1.org                                                                                                                Phone: 608-364-1083

Got Your Back App

Suicide Awareness, Prevention & Education

Better Brodhead partnered with the Jacob’s SWAG Foundation to promote the use of the new Got Your Back App. The Got Your Back App is new digital platform for suicide awareness, prevention, and education. There are tools custom built to help the user cope with anxiety and depression. The app provides a way for someone in crisis to contact crisis hotlines and send messages to their designated support team comprised of family and friends.¬†There are also mindfulness and calming exercises to help guide the user through moments of anxiety. Additionally there is a nationwide support services locator¬†as well as the ability to create a safety plan. Below you will see an animated video produced by Better Brodhead that further explains the app. We encourage you to utilize this life-saving resource.