Wednesday October 18, 2017
6:45 - 9:30 pm
October is Depression Awareness Month. In an effort to advocate joyful living and help educate the general public about suicide prevention, we are offering a free workshop, safeTALK. 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 helper and is an excellent tool for people who want to become alert to the dangers of suicide in a convenient timeframe. Space is limited. To register callInformation Desk (416) 924-6211 x0. FREE
About the Facilitator:
The Gerstein crisis center is a 24-hour community based crisis service for adults 16+ in the City of Toronto, who are dealing with serious mental health issues, concurrent or substance use issue and are currently in crisis. Their services range from telephone crisis intervention, mobile crisis as well as substance use crisis management and follow up team.
Over the years, the Gerstein Crisis center has had an amazing partnership and relationship with the MNJCC, and with funding from the Bell Let’s talk, they have offered wellness and recovery groups to the community thereby promoting mental health and recovery.
The Gerstein center has a long history of helping people meet their needs, and understand the broad range of factors that can influence a person’s mental health and well-being. They also offer workshops that are tailored to fit the needs of the community and organizations they partner with.
As part of their commitment to mental health issues, they have indicated their willingness to offer a FREE workshop on safeTALK at the MNjcc. 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 helper and is an excellent tool for people who want to become alert to the dangers of suicide in a convenient timeframe.
The workshop will be facilitated by Nicki Casseres, a dedicated community partner and a seasoned facilitator with over 25 years of experience in community mental health and crisis intervention, and she will be facilitating the safeTALK workshop at the JCC to offer an interactive, engaging and practical workshop on suicide alertness.