Safe Talk-Preventing Suicide in Ag Communities

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Safe Talk-Preventing Suicide in Ag Communities

December 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

When a neighbor’s tractor gets stuck, you don’t hesitate to help. But when you see a family member, friend, or client stuck in a rut—and possibly suicidal—it can be daunting to try and help and can leave you feeling powerless. Suicide is a significant public health issue in Minnesota. It involves the tragic loss of human life and causes agonizing grief, fear, and confusion in families and communities. The impact can even extend across generations.
This training focuses teaches in-depth skills you can learn in half a day. You’ll learn how to recognize someone having thoughts of suicide, how to engage them, and how to make sure they get help. This evidence-based training is effective for people as young as 15. All six sessions will include a unit specially designed to address the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness among farmers and farm workers.
This training is free. Pre-registration is required. Enrollment at each location is limited to 30.
2019 DATES
October 10, Thief River Falls, Northland Community & Technical College
October 11, Moorhead, MERIT Center
November 20, Faribault, South Central College
November 21, Austin, Riverland Community College
December 3, Marshall, MERIT Center
December 4, Waite Park, Minnesota State Quarry Center


Merit Center Marshall
1001 West Erie Rd.
Marshall, MN 56258 United States


Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Minnesota Department of Health
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