SPOTLIGHT: Suicide Bereavement in Farm Country

SPOTLIGHT: Suicide Bereavement in Farm Country

NOVEMBER 2020

Coping with loss is challenging. Loss can take on many forms – loss of a business, loss of a relationship or loss in a death of a friend or family member are a few examples. Death and dying test our coping skills in unique ways. People who die by suicide touch many people with loss which can be difficult to understand and communicate.

Farmers and other rural residents have a higher likelihood of dying by suicide than people in urban communities. In the country, news travels fast and personal connections can span communities and generations. How does one affected by suicide cope with this loss? How do we talk about suicide? What resources are available to help those in bereavement?


SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT WEBINAR

The Minnesota Departments of Agriculture and Health invite you to a FREE learning session about suicide bereavement – what happens to people who are touched by another’s suicide.

The session will include insights and information, best practices, practical advice, and a Q&A session.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Anyone who lives or works in rural agricultural communities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Review the depth and breadth of common reactions to suicide.
  • Understand how suicide grief differs from other types of grief.
  • Learn how to support people who have lost someone to suicide.
  • Explore suicide bereavement and how our response to suicide can prevent additional deaths.

 

DATES/TIMES:

The 1.5 hour webinar is live on December 1 via WebEx, with a recorded rerun on December 14 for those who miss the live session or want to watch it again.

LIVE WEBINAR

Tuesday, December 1
10-11:30 a.m. CT

REGISTER HERE

RECORDING

Monday, December 14
3:00-4:30 p.m. CT

REGISTER HERE

CEUs: Participants who complete the course can request a certificate of attendance to use for self-certification.

ACCESSIBILITY:  Individuals who have a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event please contact Stephen Moser at 651-201-6641 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711 as soon as possible.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

Daniel J. Reidenberg, Psy.D., FAPA is an internationally known expert on suicide prevention and executive director of SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education.

This nonprofit organization, headquartered in the Twin Cities, works to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma, and serve as a resource to people touched by suicide.

 


QUESTIONS?  Contact:

Meg Moynihan, Senior Advisor on Strategy & Innovation
651-201-6616
www.minnesotafarmstress.com