McLaren Bay Region safeTALK suicide alertness training

McLaren Bay Region will host a free safeTALK suicide alertness training session on Tuesday, January 29 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. All community members aged 15 and older are welcome to attend this training, where attendees will learn four basic steps to create a life-saving connection with a person who is suicidal.

The class will be facilitated by Bethany Wirgowski, RN and Nurse Educator Emily Williams, RN of McLaren Bay Region.

Upon completion of the class, attendees will be able to identify a person with thoughts of suicide, learn how to ask if a person is thinking about suicide and be able to connect them with suicide first aid resources.

Those wishing to register for this free class should contact McLaren Bay Region Staff Development at (989) 894-9513. To learn more about safeTALK training, visit

The planner(s) and speaker(s) disclose they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Central Michigan University College of Medicine and McLaren Bay Region. Central Michigan University College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Central Michigan University College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.