Preventing Suicide in Ag Communities training offered
ST. PAUL — A free, half-day safeTALK training will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the MERIT Center, Marshall, to help people build the skills they need to offer that help.
The training is free but pre-registration is required, as enrollment at each session is limited to 30 participants. Register at safetalk-agriculture.eventbrite.com.
Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the safeTALK training teaches participants 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 years old. Farmers, lenders, mediators, agency staff, clergy, educators, veterinarians, health care and social service providers, ag advisors and business people are invited to attend.