Mental Health Awareness Month
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Join the US Ag Centers in promoting Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2019.
In response to growing concerns about the lack of resources and support for farmers, farm workers and families who are facing difficult economic conditions and higher rates of suicide in rural and agricultural communities, the U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers are actively participating in Mental Health Awareness month.
The campaign begins April 29 and runs through May 26
Week 1: Science of Stress and Suicide Risk
Week 2: Referral Resources
Week 3: Prevention of Substance Abuse
Week 4: Cultivating Resiliency
Week 5: Break the Stigma
These interactive online webinars set out to help women in agriculture cultivate resiliency by focusing on what they can control in these challenging times and connect them with resources and information that can help them weather stress.
The webinars are 60-90 minute interactive sessions and include a discussion topic followed by an interactive Q & A period.
Sessions are free and open to all women working in agriculture. Online pre-registration is required.
Cultivating Resilience in Rural Communities Discussion Package
We developed materials to assist conversation facilitators. The materials help prepare and plan for a conversation on mental health in agriculture in your community or organization. These materials can support facilitators, or leaders, and anyone participating in the discussion.
UMASH PARTNER PROJECTS
To build upon the ideas generated in the Building Resilient Agricultural Communities forum, UMASH invited partnership proposals that would address forum themes and build partnerships in the region to respond to the needs. Sixteen proposals were received and three were selected to partner with UMASH.
- Cultivating Resiliency for Women in Agriculture
- Stress and Mental Health Conversations with Gear up for Ag Health and Safety
- Using Stories and Education to Build Resilient Agricultural Communities
US AGRICULTURAL SAFETY AND HEALTH CENTERS
All of the U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers are doing important outreach and research and improve mental health in agricultural communities. This list is a compilation of these projects.