Tue, 12/1/2020 - 10:00 am
Tue, 12/1/2020 - 11:30 am
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MDA Contact:
Meg Moynihan


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. The Minnesota Departments of Agriculture and Health invite you to a 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, and practical tips.

We will present the webinar live on December 1, with a recorded rerun on December 14 for those who miss the live session or want to watch it again.

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.

Continuing education credits (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.

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.

This workshop is supported by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2018-38640-28416 through the North Central Region SARE program under project number ENC18-170. The MDA and USDA are equal opportunity employers and service providers. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this workshop do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.