Catholic Lifesaver Corps: This mental health collaboration of archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry, Youth Ministry, Fulcrum Foundation, has been designed to support our high school youth. Catholic Schools Catholic Lifesaver Corps (CLC) is a team of high school students (Juniors) who will be trained as facilitators of the 4-hour LivingWorks safeTALK suicide prevention program. They will, in turn, offer regular trainings in their respective schools and nearby parishes to educate fellow students on the signs of suicidal ideation and the necessary steps to keep their peers safe. These CLC student leaders become “mental health listeners and helpers” in their communities. The student role is to help open up the conversation of mental health with their peers and walk with their classmates, when necessary, to a school counselor, identitifed trained adult, who can assist the student who needs care and support.
LivingWorks is the world’s leading suicide intervention training company. Website: https://www.livingworks.net/
LivingWorks believes suicide is preventable and that everyone can learn to play a lifesaving role. With an array of integrated training programs to meet every need, LivingWorks has been providing communities and organizations with suicide prevention solutions for over 35 years.
safeTALK is a 4-hour face-to-face workshop featuring powerful presentations, audiovisuals, and skilled practice. Participants will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support. Webpage: https://www.livingworks.net/safetalk
Catholic high schools are invited to apply for our pilot cohort, which will consist of student and adult reps from 5 schools in the archdiocese. Application process to join Cohort 1 is now open. If questions, please contact Joe Cotton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra Barton Smith at email@example.com.