12:00pm - 1:00pm
The holidays can be stressful. During this interactive session, participants will learn about resiliency-building strategies and exercises to effectively cope with holiday and ag-related stress.
Participants will engage in real-time, in-the-moment, activities that can be replicated in everyday life. This “tool talk” is meant to empower participants in overcoming holiday challenges and ag-related difficulties while increasing feelings of joy, hope, and happiness.
Dr. Brenda Mack, LICSW, is a behavioral health and wellness consultant, trainer, presenter, researcher and Assistant Professor/Field Director in the Social Work Department at Bemidji State University. Brenda worked for twenty years as a program manager, outpatient/in-home therapist and mobile behavioral health crisis responder for a community mental health center in rural Minnesota. Brenda grew up in a farm family in the Red River Valley and is married to a fourth-generation crop farmer. Brenda is a 2020-2021 National Rural Health Association Fellow dedicated to building and strengthening resilient rural communities. Brought to you by a collaborative of the University of Minnesota Women in Ag Network, District 11 Agri-Women, American Agri-Women, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, Annie’s Project and the Rural Resiliency Project made possible by the Neil Lipinski Fund and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.