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Mental Health Issues for Farmers, Their Families and Their Communities

We want to provide you with the resources that you need to improve your mental wellbeing. 
This project wouldn't have been possible without funding provided by USDA NIFA through the Southern Risk Management Education Center. We are grateful for your support!
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Oklahoma Local County Resources

Mental Health, Counseling, Financial Planning & More. 
Some counties have more resources than others, so take a look at some of the resources in neighboring counties if you are unable to find what you are looking for and contact the service providers directly to learn more information about specific services provided, eligibility, etc.

 

Topics

Communicating During Stressful Times

Dr. Nathan Hardy describes the ways stress impacts communication between romantic partners, along with simple strategies to work through stress together as partners and enrich relationships.

Down on the Farm: When Disaster Hits

Dr. Kami Gallus explores common challenges and responses that communities and individuals face after disasters, and describes how individuals can help others promote safety, functioning, and action as they work towards recovery.

Introduction to Mental Health

Dr. Matt Brosi gives an overview of the state of mental health in Oklahoma and especially in rural areas of the state. Dr. Brosi will also describe some of the ways to provide support to individuals who struggle with mental health disorders as well as communities who experience increased risk for mental health challenges.

Managing Farm Stress

Mr. Jordan Shuler introduces a way of understanding the stress that farmers experience in the state of Oklahoma and offers a handful of suggestions for how farmers or those who interact with farm families can manage the stress of farm life.

Managing Stress Through Mindfulness

Mr. Jordan Shuler presents the concepts of mindfulness along with several strategies to help those who experience the stress of farm life. He will also help distinguish helpful and less helpful ways of managing stress.

Suicide Awareness & Prevention in the Farming Community

Dr. Amanda Szarzynski provides a detailed description of the warning signs of people who are at higher risk of suicide and walks the viewer through some of the most useful and impactful responses to support loved ones at risk of suicide.

 

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