Webinar: Addressing farm stress and rural mental health
This session describes the definition of farm stress, contributing factors, the impact of farm stress on the family and community, barriers to utilization of mental health services in agricultural communities, and how farming demographics and associated stress vary by U.S. region. Presenters will also share resources and successful community models.
This training has been accepted for presentation at the National Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference. If you are interested in attending the conference, visit the conference registration page.
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Provide a clear definition of farm stress, and explain how farm owners, ranchers, agricultural workers, and migrant farmers experience farm stress.
- Discuss the prevalence of mental illness (to include substance misuse), as well as barriers to mental health care access and utilization among rural and agricultural communities.
- Identify behavioral health care prevention and treatment models that have worked for rural agricultural communities as well as key community stakeholders who can help to address barriers to mental health care.