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Suicide prevention training offered for faith leaders

Event is Sept. 29 in Mankato.

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are teaming up to offer a conference on suicide prevention for rural faith leaders Sept. 29, in Mankato.

Rural clergy and lay leaders of all faiths and denominations are welcome.

The conference will increase rural faith leaders’ understanding about suicide and how they can play a role in suicide prevention; provide high quality information and resources that will help their communities prevent suicide; and help faith leaders provide care and support to those affected by suicide to promote healing and prevent further suicides.

The conference is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online at mda.state.mn.us/about/mnfarmerstress or by phone at (507) 344-2747.

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