Mental Health: Suicide and the Agriculture Way of Life: What you need to know


May 10, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 pm CST.
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Presented by Shauna Reitmeier, MSW, Chief Executive Officer of the Northwestern Mental Health Center
This webinar will help identify some of the risks and protective factors that farmers face related to suicide. It will give attendees some tools and strategies to identify if someone is at risk, to ask difficult questions, and find resources for additional support. The discussion will last approximately 40- 45 minutes, followed by an interactive Q & A period.
This webinar will be recorded and made available after the session for those who could not make the live session or for those who would like to listen again
Presenter Shauna Reitmeier, MSW, has over 20 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare and cognitive disabilities fields. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Northwestern Mental Health Center, which serves a comprehensive array of behavioral healthcare services to adults, children and families across six rural and frontier counties of Northwest Minnesota. Her background of growing up on her family’s two-generation farm, working the fields during harvest and experiencing the stressors and joys the agriculture way of life brings has brought awareness and insight to her work within the communities she serves. For questions about the webinar, contact Doris Mold, the project leader of the Cultivating Resiliency Project, at The project was funded by a UMASH partner grant.

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