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Changing the Narrative:

Participants will leave with an understanding about the importance of language, be able to identify risk and protective factors, and be empowered to respond to people in distress. Discuss the different feelings, beliefs, and attitudes talking about mental health and suicide.


Destiny Brown has worked in the mental health field for over four years. She works for Northern Pines Mental Health Center as a Grants Coordinator. She offers Make It OK-Stop Mental Illness Stigma, MDH-Changing the Narrative, as well as a variety of QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) presentations, including QPR for Emergency Service Professionals with 1 course hour POST credit included. She is a Talk Saves Lives-AFSP Presenter, and an advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She is trained in Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK), as well as Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and is a MN Sure Navigator. Make It OK, QPR, and MDH-Changing the Narrative are for those 18+ and includes resources.

Destiny is a suicide loss survivor with a passion for suicide prevention, as well as working with law enforcement regarding suicide prevention/intervention. Currently, Destiny is attending the University of Phoenix, working to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology. She enjoys many outdoor activities. She enjoys meeting new people and hearing their story.

The presentation will be held via Zoom. Once you register a Zoom link will be sent in your confirmation email.

This event is presented by Crow Wing Energized Veteran Suicide Prevention Subgroup

If you have questions please contact Kara Schaefer by email Kara.Schaefer@EssentiaHealth.org