The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Minnesota Department of Health will offer a free webinar about suicide bereavement — what happens to people who are touched by another person’s suicide — in rural communities.

“I’ve unfortunately known too many farmers who have taken their own life and talked with too many family members or friends who have lost loved ones to suicide,” Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen stated in a news release.

Minnesota-based suicide prevention expert Dan Reidenberg will present the session, which will include insights, information, best practices, practical advice and time for audience questions.

“Agriculture is a community, and we all need to know how to help and support people who lose someone they care about along the way,” Petersen stated.

The webinar will take place via WebEx at 10 a.m. Dec. 1. A recording of the 90-minute webinar will be replayed on Dec. 14 for those who did not view the Dec. 1 event.

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Anyone who lives or works in agricultural communities is welcome to attend. People can sign up for either session by clicking on the links on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s calendar of events.