Improving Mental Health Access for Farm and Rural Communities

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Shopping cartFarming as a profession has always had its own unique challenges. Those of us who do not make a living farming can’t fully understand what it means to have a rainy spring, weeds or insects taking hold of our fields, problems getting our meat processed and to market. We just assume when we go to the grocer bread, cereal, bacon, hamburger, fruits, and veggies will be where they always are.

Due to a multiplicity of current events, farmers are finding themselves in fluctuating economic times. For example, one day there is a glut of milk on the market and demand is down, the next month milk consumption is up and inventory needed. Dealing with this disparity can be grueling.

A three-part Zoom Webinar series is available to address the stressors farmers are feeling. Registration is free but required. Click on the sessions below for more information.

Session One

Improving Mental Health Care by Understanding the Culture of Farming and Rural Communities
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Noon–1 p.m. CT

Session Two 

Approaching and Treating Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders in Farming and Rural Communities
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Noon–1 p.m. CT

Session Three

Providing Mental Health Telehealth Services in Farming and Rural Communities
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Noon–1 p.m. CT