“Suicide rates for farmers are five times higher than the national average [and even] double the rate for military veterans.”
NAMI SE MN and Zumbro Valley Medical Society are sponsoring safeTALK training workshops for the agricultural communities. People will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support.
The training is free but pre-registration is required due to limited seating.
Trainings are from 9 a.m. –to 1 p.m. and take place at the following locations:
•March 10: Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch, Stewartville
•March 13: Mabel City Hall, Mabel
•March 25: St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Wabasha
How to sign up
To sign up visit namisemn.org and click on safeTALK
SafeTALK is a suicide prevention training specifically tailored to our agricultural communities. The training is intended for farmers, lenders, clergy, farming educators, veterinarians, agricultural advisors, farming supply organizations and farming businesses.
NAMI SE MN is a community grass roots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy. With your help, we can make a difference.
About Zumbro Valley
Zumbro Valley Medical Society non-profit professional membership organization serving current and future physicians and promoting the health of the communities in southeast Minnesota.