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A Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Response for Iowa Agriculture


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach developed a comprehensive suicide prevention response to a series of agriculture related stressors, including the COVID-19 pandemic. This comprehensive package included the implementation of virtual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Question.Persuade.Refer. (QPR) and the enhancement of the Iowa Concern hotline. Implementation plans, funding, program execution, successes, lessons learned, and outcomes for each program response are reviewed.   


  • Participants will become familiar with the scope and impact of stressors affecting Iowa agriculture 
  • Participants will learn about the responsive implementation and outcomes of three programs targeting farmers and their advocates, Stress on the Farm, Mental Health First Aid and QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer).
  • Participants will be presented with Iowa Concern utilization. 

Questions? Contact Mimi Habhab at

Registration Information
  • CEUs approved by the Iowa Board of Certification I 1.0 hr Counseling Theories & Techniques
  • Participants must register and provide their name, and attend the entire session to be eligible. 
  • Upon completing registration, you will receive a confirmation email. 
Date / Time
Wed, Jun 21, 2023
9:00 - 10:00am
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