Catholic Lifesaver Corps

A collaboration of archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry, Youth Ministry, Fulcrum Foundation, and 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.


LivingWorks is the world’s leading suicide intervention training company. Website: LivingWorks believes suicide is preventable and that everyone can learn to play a life-saving role. With an array of integrated training programs to meet every need, LivingWorks has been providing communities 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: 

Catholic Schools are invited to apply for our pilot cohort, which will consist of student and adult reps from 5 schools in the archdiocese. The application is below.

Participating schools will be asked to select two students and two adults to join the cohort. (We would strongly encourage schools to include a diversity of genders, races, ethnicities, etc. in their selections. Adults could be school counselors, teachers, administrators, or parents.) Students will take the lead on facilitating the actual safeTALK workshops, while adults will take the lead on managing an actual intervention, should one surface during a workshop.

All cohort members will receive ample training. Here are the orientation and training details:

Orientation for Prospective Students, Parents, and Adults 

Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30 PM via Zoom

ASIST Training and Overnight Retreat:

Monday, October 3rd – Tuesday, October 4th
For students and adults. All training, meals, and private room for the night provided.

Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, Federal Way

safeTALK Trainer Preparation Course and Overnight Retreat

Monday, October 10th – Tuesday, October 11th

For students ONLY. All training, meals, and private room for the night provided.

Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, Federal Way
Participating schools, students, adults, families, and subsequent workshop participants will not be charged any fees to participate. All training and materials will be provided for free.

To apply, please click on the link to the Application form. School Applications are due by May 31st, 2022.

For more information, contact Joe Cotton - Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach -