The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources will host Suicide Prevention Trainings for Faith Leaders in Sioux Falls and Rapid City in April.
The trainings are free to attend. The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources encourages clergy, spiritual and faith leaders including chaplains, elders, deacons, sisters, youth pastors, parish nurses, church board members, church staff, and congregational suicide prevention advocates to consider participating.
The trainings will increase rural faith leaders’ understanding about suicide and how they can help farmers and ranchers in their community, as well as connect them with state government and non-profit resources that will help their communities prevent suicide.
This event is funded with support by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.