LGL Employees Strengthened their Competence in Suicide Prevention

On 4th August, 2017 representatives of the National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL Roberta Matusevičiūtė, Project Manager, and Eglė Kuktoraitė Communications Coordinator, participated in SafeTALK training on suicide prevention organized by the Vilnius Public Health Centre.

SafeTALK is a four-hour course that helps participants become conscious about the subject of suicide. SafeTALK training is aimed to anyone who want to be trained to help people who intend to commit suicide, provide them with knowledge of where and how they can find the assistance they need.

By participating in the training, LGL’s employees increased their competence in recognizing the risk of suicide by directing person with suicidal thoughts into safe hands and the ability to apply the TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen, Keep safe) steps in practice.

“We are happy to have had the opportunity to participate in this training session. We are confident that new knowledge in the field of suicide prevention will be useful in providing services as well as responding to requests from members of the community more sensitive and effective,” commented Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Coordinator of LGL.