Thu, Nov 17|
MT Western Campus Matthews Hall
Suicide Prevention Training - Dillon
This training teaches in-depth skills you can learn in half a day. You’ll learn 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.
Time & Location
Nov 17, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
MT Western Campus Matthews Hall, 710 S Atlantic St, Dillon, MT 59725, USA
About the Event
When a neighbor’s tractor gets stuck or their cattle get loose, you don’t hesitate to help. But when you see a family member, friend, or client stuck in a rut—and possibly suicidal—it can be daunting to try and help and can leave you feeling powerless. Suicide is a significant public health issue in Montana. It involves the tragic loss of human life and causes agonizing grief, fear, and confusion in families and communities. The impact can even extend across generations. The Montana Department of Agriculture’s stress assistance program includes Montana-specific initiatives to reduce the negative stigma tied to mental health and connect producers with tangible, effective resources such as this safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training through Livingworks.
This training teaches in-depth skills you can learn in half a day. You’ll learn 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. Each session will include a unit specially designed to address the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness among farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: This training challenges attitudes that inhibit open talk about suicide and will teach you to:
- Recognize a person who might be having thoughts of suicide.
- Learn how to address the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness.
- Engage people at risk of suicide in the direct and open talk about it.
- Listen to their feelings about suicide to show that they are taken seriously.
- Move quickly to connect the at-risk with someone trained in suicide intervention.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Farmers, ranchers, lenders, mediators, agency staff, clergy, educators, veterinarians, health care and social service providers, agricultural advisors, business people, and anyone else who interacts with people who farm.
Thursday, November 17th
Dillon, MT - The University of MT Western Campus-Lewis and Clark Room in Matthews Hall
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
THIS TRAINING IS FREE. Pre-registration is required. Enrollment at each location is limited to 30. Lunch will be provided after the training.
We will provide you with a certificate of attendance that you can use to self-certify with your licensing board or organization.