Suicide Prevention Conference for Rural Faith Leaders

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Suicide Prevention Conference for Rural Faith Leaders

This free event brings together rural faith leaders to discuss, learn, and share suicide prevention information and resources

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AmericInn by Wyndham Mankato Event Center 240 Stadium Road Mankato, MN 56001

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About this event

Conference Speakers include: Deacon Ed Shoener, President of the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers, Scott Roeder, Founder of Jackson Roeder Memorial Fund, Dr. Dan Reidenberg Psy D., Executive Director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), and Ann Ellison, Director of Community Health at M-Fairview Health Services. The conference included two panel discussions focused on helping faith communities position themselves to be communities of hope, healing and support. Lunch is included.

Conference Objectives:

  • Increase rural faith leaders' understanding about suicide and how they can play a role in suicide prevention.
  • Provide high quality information and resources that will help their communities and congregants prevent suicide.
  • Help faith leaders to provide care and support to those affected by suicide to promote healing and help prevent further suicides.

Who Should Attend?

Rural clergy, spiritual and faith leaders including chaplains, elders, deacons, sisters, youth pastors, parish nurses, church board members, church staff and congregational suicide prevention advocates.

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